Pricey SUVs destroyed when wreck triggers fire

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Posted: May 06, 2014 7:43 PM
Pricey SUVs destroyed when wreck triggers fire

HOUSTON (AP) — A vehicle involved in a traffic accident careered into a Houston-area Cadillac dealership and struck a row of Escalades, triggering a fire that destroyed six of the pricey SUVs.

The general manager of the dealership, Steven Hainline (hay-LINE'), says the loss of the SUVs amounts to about $700,000.

He says the episode began early Tuesday morning when two vehicles collided on the Interstate 45 frontage road just north of Houston. A Toyota Scion left the road, traveled through fencing and became wedged among three Escalades. The Scion then caught fire and the flames spread to the SUVs.

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Authorities say the two motorists involved in the initial wreck suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.

Hainline says the fire made "for a really long day."