Apartment crash leaves 5 people displaced

Temple Fire Department
POSTED: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:58pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:50pm

A driver crashed into his apartment Sunday afternoon, causing significant damage to the building.

Temple Fire & Rescue, Temple Police and Scott & White EMS responded to 3550 SW HK Dodgen Loop, Riverwood at Chappell Hill.  When they arrived, responders found a 5 foot by 9 foot opening in the wall of a bedroom. After the crash, the driver was able to back the car into the parking lot. He was not injured and declined an offer of medical transport.

The crash displaced five people from the downstairs apartment. One person in the upstairs apartment was not displaced. City Construction Safety personnel responded to assess the structural stability of the building.

The call was dispatched at 12:55 p.m. The first unit arrived at 1:01 p.m. And, the last unit cleared at 2:07 p.m.


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