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Pasco police respond to 2 calls of cars hitting buildings

Pasco firefighters check a building's exterior wall for the spread of fire after a four-door sedan crashed into the unoccupied office building early Tuesday morning at 1330 Kartchner Street in Pasco. Fire officials say the injured male driver was pulled from the damaged and burning vehicle by a police officer and passerby. Firefighters quickly put out the car fire before it spread. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The cause of the wreck is under investigation. Watch a video at: www.tricityherald.com
Pasco firefighters check a building's exterior wall for the spread of fire after a four-door sedan crashed into the unoccupied office building early Tuesday morning at 1330 Kartchner Street in Pasco. Fire officials say the injured male driver was pulled from the damaged and burning vehicle by a police officer and passerby. Firefighters quickly put out the car fire before it spread. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The cause of the wreck is under investigation. Watch a video at: www.tricityherald.com Tri-City Herald

Two separate incidents where cars drove into buildings Tuesday morning in Pasco resulted in one injury.

Pasco police were called to the intersection of Kartchner Street and Industrial Way about 9 a.m. and found a vehicle on fire with an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat. The car had crashed into a building.

Officer Matt Griffin pulled the man, who hasn’t been identified, from the car with the help of Pasco resident Gregory Anderson. He was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries. Pasco firefighters then extinguished the blaze. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

On the other side of town, a student driver ran into the Maverik convenience store at Road 68 and Chapel Hill Boulevard about 10 a.m. The student believed the car was in reverse and planned to back out of a parking space but instead drove into the building, police said. There were no injuries.

“If you are a building in Pasco and are reading this, please be careful — cars don’t seem to like you today,” a police release said.

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