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When you're not driving safely, you can hit the wall. In this case, it was the wall of an apartment building

COURTESY RODNEY ROCKER & KATU-TV2 NEWS - Witnesses said the driver of this Hyundai was speeding far beyond the 20 mph residential speed limit, before blowing through a stop sign and smashing into this Inner Southeast apartment building, on New Years morning.  It was a jolting way to start the New Year. A family in the southern end of the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood were at home when a car crashed into their apartment building, just before noon, on January 1.

The resident of the apartment the car hit, Holly Pickens, told reporters they were relaxing watching television when they heard a bang that "shook the building" – a black four-door Hyundai had slammed into a bedroom. The collision reportedly broke water pipes, and flooded the apartment.

Fortunately, no one inside was injured.

A witness told the residents that she saw a woman driving the Hyundai "like 60 miles per hour", blowing through a stop sign before ramming the building.

Police officials have not provided THE BEE with information regarding the crash, or whether the Hyundai driver was cited or arrested – but our guess is that, at the very least, she must have been ticketed for the multiple traffic infractions.


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