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Man Flees Car Fire On U.S. 59

Making a mistake behind the wheel can be terrifying enough. As human beings, we have a fight or flight response that has made it possible for our ancestors to survive. That same instinct can take over in dangerous situations and can cause a person to flee – even when it’s the law to stay at the scene of an accident.

According to a story appearing on the website, last Sunday a man had such a response as he fled the scene of a fiery car crash that happened along U.S. 59 in Houston.

Authorities say that a vehicle had been traveling southbound along the feeder road located near Fountain View at approximately 3:30 a.m.  It was then that this vehicle struck a second vehicle.

The driver of the first car jumped out of the vehicle just before it burst into flame. The man then fled the scene of the crash, leaving the vehicle he had been driving behind.

The woman who had been driving the other vehicle was uninjured and her vehicle did not catch fire. Investigators are still uncertain as to which driver was at fault in the crash. Police are uncertain why the man fled on foot. There have been no reports of a stolen vehicle matching its description. The accident remains under investigation.

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