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.
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.
SUV eastbound on St. Clair at E82 crossed all the westbound lanes, jumped the sidewalk, cleared a concrete wall, went through a yard, hit a bunch of trees and burst into flames when it hit a house. Driver able to run away before CPD and CFD got there... pic.twitter.com/swj7CysJwW— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) August 4, 2021
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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