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Crash Sends Car Into Lexington Apartment Building

Posted at 3:57 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 16:01:08-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington apartment building was damaged Wednesday morning when a car crashed through one of its walls.

Authorities said the crash happened just before 6 a.m. on North Broadway. Officials said no one was injured, but firefighters said it could have been a tragedy.

“When I first came out, I looked at the parking spot and was like, ‘Where is my car?'” said Nia Sanders.

Sanders’ car, or what was left of it, was pushed through a wall in the building from its place in the parking lot. Firefighters said an elderly woman driving a silver vehicle tried to avoid a head-on crash with another vehicle when she swerved, drove through some bushes and slammed into Sanders’ car, sending it ramming into the building.

“I’m in shock,” Sanders said.

But perhaps no one received a greater shock than Alan Pruitt. He was in his living room when he heard what he thought was an explosion.

“I jumped up real quick and went into the bedroom,” he said. “Then I saw the car in the bedroom … so, you know, it kind of scared me.”

The cleanup is beginning, but Pruitt was thinking about what might have been.

“I’m an early riser, thank God,” he said. “If not, I probably wouldn’t be here right now.”

Police said the woman behind the wheel was shaken but uninjured. Officials did not expect charges to be filed in the case.