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Single car accident temporarily shuts down Market Street

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A single car accident shutdown traffic on Market Street Wednesday afternoon. A single car accident shutdown traffic on Market Street Wednesday afternoon.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A single vehicle accident shutdown traffic on Market Street Wednesday afternoon.

According to Wilmington Police, a man was headed west on Market Street towards downtown when he hit a street sign and his vehicle caught fire. The fire was put out shortly after emergency crews arrived on scene.

Witnesses say a good Samaritan pulled the driver from the burning vehicle and then left the scene.

The driver was awake as he was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

According to officials, Market Street has been reopened to traffic.

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