Car crashes into building, shears gas line
Detroit — A brick building collapsed on Detroit's west side Saturday after a car crashed into its side.
Deputy Fire Chief Dave Fornell said the call came in at 12:30 p.m. to the area of Calvert Avenue and Linwood Street near Central High School. The Fire Department is ruling it an accident.
"An accident included a car running into a building, which trapped one person inside the vehicle," Fornell said. "The driver's window was crashed. The person crawled out and fled on foot so now it's a case for the police to track down."
Fornell said he believes the building is a vacant restaurant.
Police said emergency crews determined no one was inside the building at the time of the crash. A silver Buick was pulled out of the building and towed away.
Fornell said the vehicle sheared off a gas line and the incident involved an electrical pole. DTE Energy workers turned off gas lines in the area.
Heavy gas fumes permeated the area and police on the scene said a football team was practicing nearby.