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Driver flees vehicle after it jumps sidewalk, crashes into tree and burst into flames on St. Clair Avenue

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Posted at 7:01 AM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 07:01:55-04

CLEVELAND — A driver fled from a vehicle after it crashed into a tree and burst into flames next to a vacant church on East 83nd Street and St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland Wednesday.

According to Lt. Mike Norman, of the Cleveland Division of Fire, a car traveling eastbound on St. Clair Avenue crossed all westbound lanes, jumped the sidewalk and crashed through some trees.

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Crash on East 82nd Street and St. Clair Avenue on August 4, 2021.

Shortly after the impact, the car caught fire.

The driver was not injured and according a News 5 photojournalist at the scene, the driver got out of the car and fled.

Cleveland Division of Police and Fire both responded to investigate. News 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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