Sunday, April 3, 2011

Car hits downtown building

Traffic in the downtown core slowed to a halt today after a car leaving Hanson Memorial Parking Garage sped up and crashed into the wall of the building across the road.
The accident occurred this afternoon. The male driver, the only person in the vehicle, was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Parking attendant Ed Harpell said the man paid his parking ticket and was approaching the sidewalk. There were two pedestrians on the sidewalk, he said, and the driver nearly hit them.
"I think maybe he tried to break, and then he hit the accelerator and he just shot right across the street," Harpell said.
Police arrived on the scene quickly, and secured the area. City engineers are currently investigating the struck building at 166 Wellington to ensure it is structurally sound.

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