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Collision coincidence: Car crashes into Tampa office that insures it

For the third time in 10 years, a car has struck the Adrian Fernandez Insurance office on Armenia Avenue.

But Monday night's crash was the first time the building was hit by a car the company insures.

About 8:30 p.m. Tampa Fire Rescue crews responded to a report that a car had struck a building at 6115 N Armenia Ave.

Crews found a Saab sedan wedged into the single-story, concrete-block office building, Fire Rescue said. The woman who was driving suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. Her passengers, an adult male and a 4-year-old boy, were not injured.

Tampa police are investigating the crash. Car tracks indicate the car was traveling south on Armenia Avenue when it seemed to swerve and jump the curb at the corner of Hanna Avenue, Fire Rescue said.

The car was heavily damaged and the building had a large hole in the wall. The business was closed when the accident happened, Fire Rescue said.

Fernandez, who arrived at the scene, told rescue crews he is the insurance agent for that car.

Times staff

Collision coincidence: Car crashes into Tampa office that insures it 01/31/11 [Last modified: Monday, January 31, 2011 11:13pm]
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