NORWALK, Conn. – A minivan drove into a Harbor Avenue apartment building early Friday, but the driver was able to walk away from the crash and the building’s occupants were uninjured, according to Norwalk Fire Department reports.
The vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, swerved off the road and drove into the front of 127 Harbor Ave. just after 1 a.m. Friday. The van slammed into the building, knocking out two windows, a mail box, a flower box and the building’s electrical unit before coming to a stop, according to Deputy Fire Chief Edward Prescott.
The driver, a 45-year-old Norwalk man, was out of the van by the time emergency crews arrived and was able to walk with paramedics to the ambulance. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment.
Two women were inside the apartment at the time of the crash. They were not harmed even though they were only about eight feet from the site of the impact, Prescott said in a press release.
The driver was given tickets for traveling too fast for conditions, driving without a license and failure to carry an insurance card, according to police records.
The building was cleared for occupancy, but power was cut to the building by Connecticut Light & Power until the damage to the feeder system was repaired.