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Car crashes into Tampa building

A car crashed into a Tampa building Tuesday afternoon, leaving the driver with minor injuries.

Capt. Bill Wade | Tampa Fire Rescue

A car crashed into a Tampa building Tuesday afternoon, leaving the driver with minor injuries.

TAMPA —A car crashed into a vacant building Tuesday afternoon, leaving the female driver with minor injuries and an eastbound lane of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard closed.

It happened at about 1:45 p.m. at 1205 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Firefighters took the driver, a 51-year-old Yolande Raymond, to a local hospital after she climbed out of the car on her own. The building's front porch has moderate damage.

Capt. Bill Wade, Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman, said witnesses told authorities the car swerved up onto the sidewalk for unknown reasons, and the building's front steps flipped it upside-down. Wade said it seems the building was once a beauty salon, but it wasn't occupied at the time of the crash.

Wade said Raymond told rescuers she blacked out before the crash. Tampa Police are investigating.

No one else was injured.

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Car crashes into Tampa building 04/06/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 3:02pm]
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