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SUV Crashes into Apartment Building


Posted on Jun 14, 2013

An out of control SUV crashed into the side of a building in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn on Friday afternoon.

The SUV crashed into the building on Marion Street in Bed-Sty at 2:45 PM. The cause of the crash is under investigation. No word of any injuries. 

The building, which houses at least three families, was evacuated after officials noticed a large crack in the front. The buildings department will evaluate the structural integrity of the building before anyone is allowed back inside.

Story still developing. 

UPDATE:

Police arrested a man suspected of fleeing the scene of an accident in Brooklyn Friday and crashing into a residential building. Sixteen people were forced to leave their homes while investigators determined the best way to remove the car, officials said. 

The driver of the SUV was arrested Saturday on charges that included criminal mischief and reckless endangerment, authorities said.

Police said two vehicles were involved in a minor fender bender on Jefferson and Broadway in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The driver of the SUV took off when the other driver asked him to stay and wait till out an accident report with police, but he sped away with the other driver pursuing him and crashed into the building. The other driver got out of his car and dragged the driver of the SUV from behind the wheel and began assaulting him.

The driver of the SUV sustained minor injuries, police said. He was driving with a suspended license. Firefighters evacuated the building as they determined the safest way to remove the car, officials said. Buildings investigators were also on scene to assist firefighters with a structural assessment.

Sixteen people comprising eight families were ordered to vacate the building and are being assisted by Red Cross with temporary housing. It was not immediately clear when the victims would be able to return to their homes.

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