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Driver Crashes Then Walks Away

NORTH FORK – Shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, someone rolled a Honda Civic on Road 225 near the Vipassana Center, and then left the scene.

Residents in the area heard the crash and called 911. The husband went out to the road, and found the driver, seemingly disoriented, wandering in the roadway near the vehicle.

Honda Civic on its roofHe asked the driver if he was okay and if anyone else was in the car. After learning that the driver was the only occupant, the witness asked the man if he wanted to sit down.

“He seemed really disoriented,” said the witness, “and I thought maybe he was in shock. I asked him if he needed some water, but he just said ‘No, I gotta go’, and took off down the road.”

Docs flipping the car overThe witness said the driver had been pulling on a jacket and a fleece-type sweatshirt, as though he were cold. He also put on a hard hat before he left.

The driver was described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, of slight build and bald. The witness said he didn’t appear to have any visible injuries, but was concerned about what internal damage may have occured during the crash.

Honda on its wheelsWhen CHP arrived on the scene, it was learned that the 1999 Honda Civic was registered to a female in the Bass Lake area.

Road 225 was closed for a short time while the scene was cleared.

The cause of the wreck and the identity of the driver is under investigation.

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