Van hits apartment, three passengers hurt

Caution tape is seen Thursday in front of a Double Springs Road apartment building after it was struck by a van.

A van carrying six people struck the front of an apartment building about 10:45 a.m. Thursday, damaging the structure and leaving three passengers injured.

The apartment building is owned by the Housing Authority of Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Police Department spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said the van’s driver claimed another vehicle pulled out in front of the van just before the crash. The driver, attempting to avoid hitting the other vehicle, ended up striking the building on Double Springs Road, causing significant damage to the structure.

Ward said three people in the vehicle had minor injuries. No one in the building was injured.

Abraham Williams, executive director for the housing authority, said a total of four people live in the two units damaged in the crash.

Williams said the affected residents will be transferred into two available three-bedroom apartments while the damaged building undergoes repairs.

“There was quite a bit of damage to our unit. No one inside was hurt, thank God,” he said.

Williams said it would take about six weeks to fix the damaged building.

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