Revere

Car Slams Into Revere Building, Prompting Tenant Evacuations

Tenants from two units were evacuated, leaving four places displaced, fire officials said

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A car crashed into a building early Wednesday morning in Revere, Massachusetts, prompting officials to shut down the building's gas line and evacuate multiple tenants, according to the city's fire department.

The crash happened when a vehicle went through the intersection of Revere Street and Route 1A at around 12:42 a.m. Friday, becoming airborne and going into the side of the building, according to the Revere Fire Department. Before hitting the building, the car reportedly struck two unoccupied vehicles.

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Two people were inside of the vehicle, fire officials said, one of whom had to be extricated. They both were taken to the hospital, one with serious injuries, according to police.

The gas, water and heat lines of the building involved were compromised, and officials shut down the gas line. Tenants from two units were evacuated, leaving four people displaced, fire officials added.

Deputy Fire Chief Glen Rich said the damage could have been much worse.

“We were able to isolate just to that corner," he said. "We’ve evacuated the tenants from those two areas. We have a board up company securing the building and making it water tight.”

Crews plan to inspect the damage to the building on Wednesday, while the crash remains under investigation by the Revere Police Department.

"It had hit my neighbor’s vehicle, into my vehicle as well and it went into the brick building," neighbor Yussuf Alibuda said, whose car was left damaged from the ordeal. "The sound and the sight of the vehicle, when I came out here, it did not look very good.”

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