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Grand slam on First Ave. as Ford is sent crashing into building scaffolding

A parked car careened into a building scaffolding at the Village View apartment complex at First Avenue and Fifth Street early Monday morning after another car smashed into the vehicle.

Christopher Ryan, the husband of former City Council candidate Allie Ryan, took these photos around 8:30 a.m. as workers were reparing the damaged protective structure. Apparently the incident happened sometime before 2 a.m.

The vehicle was a gray Ford Escape, known as “a compact crossover SUV” or “CUV.”

(Photo by Chris Ryan / @chrisryanaction)

The police press department did not immediately have more information on the crash. A spokesperson said they would have details, for example, if there had been a fatality or possibly a serious injury.

As he put it, “There are a lot of crashes out there. We don’t have them all.”

However, reader comments and photos on EV Grieve helped piece together what happened. Apparently, a car had been speeding down First Avenue in the wrong direction and crashed into the CUV.

(Photo by Chris Ryan / @chrisryanaction)
(Photo by Chris Ryan / @chrisryanaction)

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