Tragedy Strikes Baltimore: One Dead and Five Injured After Stolen Car Crashes Into Building
On Wednesday night, tragedy struck Baltimore, Maryland when a stolen car crashed into a building, resulting in a partial collapse of the structure. At least one person is dead and five others have been hospitalized.
At around 8:54 p.m., Baltimore Police officers noticed a stolen vehicle in the area of East North Avenue and North Wolfe Street. When officers approached the vehicle, the driver took off at a high rate of speed, hitting another vehicle and sending both cars into the building, causing it to collapse.
The pedestrian, identified as a 54-year-old man, was found in the wreckage of the collapse and was pronounced dead at the scene. Five other people were injured and were taken to local hospitals, but their conditions are currently unknown.
The Maryland Transit Administration declared that two bus routes were being rerouted due to police activity: the CityLink Gold and the LocalLink 21. A special rescue team was also called to the area to help stabilize the building and help with the recovery process, said the firefighter’s union. Footage recorded at the location reveals that over 40 firefighters, emergency workers, and at least four firetrucks were present to help remove bricks and other debris from the structure.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
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