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NYC Building Collapses After Car Smash; Driver Tries to Flee

What to Know

  • At least one person was hurt after a car crashed into a building in Brooklyn that then collapsed, officials say

  • More than 100 firefighters rushed to the the building collapse on Avenue P, near East Fifth Street, in Midwood at around 11:30 p.m Monday

  • Fire officials say the 20-year old driver was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, charges are pending against him

A car crashed into a building that then collapsed into a pile of rubble in Brooklyn late Monday, injuring at least one person, officials say.

More than 100 firefighters rushed to the building collapse on Avenue P, near East Fifth Street, in Midwood at around 11:30 p.m, according to the FDNY.

Fire officials say one person, the 20-year-old driver of the car that crashed into the building, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Officials say the driver tried to flee the area after the crash, but was quickly caught. Charges are pending against him.

Meg Kinnard/AP, File

No other injuries to residents or bystanders were reported. A now-closed business was on the Read More – Source

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