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Ford 1, Honda 0
updated: Jan 31, 2013, 8:21 AM

By the Urban Hikers

The sole driver of a Honda sedan managed to escape serious injury on Wednesday evening at about 5:15, when a car he was driving collided with two parked cars on W. Islay Street.

The Honda was traveling westbound on Islay and struck the two vehicles, a Ford and a BMW, just before reaching De LaVina Street.

As reported by Roger the Scanner Guy, the driver of the Honda took off running after the accident, heading eastbound on Islay Street. SBFD arrived to find the three damaged vehicles, the airbag deployed in the Honda, and no one to take responsibility for the collision.

Due to the nature of the accident SBPD officers were called to investigate. Several minutes later the driver of the Honda, a man in his late 20's - early 30's, arrived at the scene to report that he had been the driver of the ill-fated Honda.

According to witness at the scene of the accident, one neighbor, hearing the crash went outside to investigate. About that same time, the driver of the Honda was hightailing it eastbound on Islay Street. The neighbor, seeing the fleeing man, and understanding that he was running from the accident took off after him. Within a short distance the good samaritan caught up with the fleeing driver and somehow or another convinced the man to return to the scene of the accident to take responsibility for his actions.

The driver, who was reportedly driving his girlfriend's car, heeded the good advice and returned to the Honda. He was arrested at the scene and transported by police for further questioning.

Santa Barbara Fire Department responded to the scene with Engine 1. Santa Barbara Police Department officers responded for investigation of the accident and traffic control. Fortunately no one was injured in this accident.

There is no word on how the owner of the Honda has responded to her boyfriend's misadventure.

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