Car catches fire in Sunderland

Picture by Tony Brown
Picture by Tony Brown
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A DRIVER fled his burning car after smoke began to billow from its dashboard as he drove.

The man pulled over on Corporation Road in Hendon at 12.45pm today after the fumes began to fill his Rover 75.

Soon after, the vehicle caught light, with it written off after 75 per cent of the car was wrecked by the heat and smoke.

Firefighters from Sunderland Central were sent to put out the fire.