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Pickup slams into apartments in Palm Harbor

Sal Brandaso, with Randazzo Builders of Sorrento, removes debris from a damaged apartment on Tuesday at the Providence at Palm Harbor apartment community at 155 Kristen Court. A pickup slammed into the building early Tuesday morning.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Sal Brandaso, with Randazzo Builders of Sorrento, removes debris from a damaged apartment on Tuesday at the Providence at Palm Harbor apartment community at 155 Kristen Court. A pickup slammed into the building early Tuesday morning.

PALM HARBOR — Two families were displaced from their homes early Tuesday when a truck went off the road and smashed into their apartment building, authorities say.

A 2008 Nissan truck was headed north on Kristen Court north of Tampa Road when the driver lost control around 12:30 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The truck ran into a building at the Providence at Palm Harbor Apartments at 155 Kristen Court, according to troopers.

The driver ran away, but rescuers arrived to find a passenger from the truck still there, said Palm Harbor Fire Rescue spokeswoman Elizabeth Monforti.

Paramedics took the passenger, who was not identified, to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, Monforti said.

The two apartments damaged were a downstairs unit and the one above it on the second floor, Monforti said. Fire officials estimated the damage at $20,000.

A structural engineer would check the building and determine how long the families would have to stay away, Monforti said.

The Red Cross was not brought in to help with temporary housing, and an employee at the apartment complex declined to comment Tuesday.

The Highway Patrol said its investigation is continuing.

Jose Cardenas can be reached at jcardenas@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4224.

Pickup slams into apartments in Palm Harbor 05/06/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 8:09pm]
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