Runaway car sets shop on fire



Alexandria Randolph/Staff
A Buick ran off the road and ignited the Burnet County Cycles shop Thursday afternoon, Sept. 18.

by Alexandria Randolph

Motorcycles, burning cars and a damaged building usually sum up the action sequences of a Hollywood flick, but it was an accident that may have been a lot worse if not for the help of Marble Falls firefighters on yesterday afternoon, Sept. 19.

Marble Falls Police Officer Jimmy Cole said no one was injured when a Le Sabre Buick ran off the road and into Burnet County Cycles, 1610 US 281, at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.

“The vehicle was headed northbound when the driver noticed the car was possibly on fire,” Cole said. “He could smell the smoke and see it coming out from underneath the vehicle.”

The driver pulled off the highway and into the parking lot of the bike shop, but “the engine was already off,” Cole said. “The driver tried to brake, but the brakes weren’t working. By that time the car was already on fire.

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