MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in St. Paul say no one was injured Friday after an SUV slammed into a building in the city’s West Seventh neighborhood.
The St. Paul Fire Department tweeted about the crash just before 12:45 p.m., saying it happened near the intersection of West 7th and Leech streets.
Crews were on scene stabilizing the basement and main floor before they could remove the SUV. West 7th Street was shut down for a period of time to establish a collapse zone as a precaution.
Shoring complete and the vehicle has been safely removed. The store and both apartments above have been condemned. The store will be boarded up and the sidewalk will be closed for safety reasons until further notice. West 7th has been opened up again to traffic. pic.twitter.com/pmHtywsJUb
— Saint Paul Fire Dept (@StPaulFireDept) August 16, 2019
The vehicle was safely removed from the building without collapse, but the store and apartments have been condemned. The sidewalk will also be closed until further notice due to safety reasons.
Officials did not immediately say what led to the crash.