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Car crashes into King City apartment building on Imperial Avenue

No one is injured, but the building is temporarily evacuated


by: COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE  - A driver accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake and drove his car into a King City Apartments building on April 26, but no one in the car of the apartment was injured.
A car crashing into the side of a King City Apartments building at 12240 S.W. Imperial Ave. on April 26 at 7:48 a.m. attracted a quick response from a Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crew along with King City police.

Upon arrival the firefighters found that a local resident who was the driver of the passenger car had accidentally pushed the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to strike the side of the apartment building. The impact of the car broke windows and caused structural damage, including broken water pipes, to the building.

Firefighters evaluated the building due to concerns about structural instability while they assessed the building for damage, and they were able to shut off the water to the building to eliminate any further damage to the resident's personal property in the impacted apartmentby: COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - CALL A TOW TRUCK - The front of this car is embedded several feet into a bedroom wall of this King City apartment, and the resulting burst pipes caused damage to the interior until the water could be turned off.
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The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash, and there were no reports of injuries to occupants inside the apartment.

The apartment manager called for building engineers to respond and evaluate the structure for needed repairs.

"Luckily in this incident, no one was hurt,” said TVF&R Station 35 Capt. Troy Spisla. “The impact could have been devastating had someone been in the bedroom where the car struck."