Only to give up the ghost a few blocks later.
Two men in a sedan crashed into the side of a house on the city's North Side early Monday morning, injuring the passenger.(from the Express-News)
The driver attempted to flee in the vehicle, but the car died a block from the house, police said. The driver then fled on foot, leaving the injured passenger in the car, police said.
The men damaged four mailboxes in the neighborhood before putting a large hole in the side of a house on the 4100 block of Wahada Avenue. The home had about $1,000 in damage, a police officer said.
No fences seem to have been hurt, but those mailboxes took a beating.