Minivan drives through Verizon Wireless

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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EMPORIA, Ks.-- At approximately 12:15 p.m. Saturday a multiple injury accident was reported at 2313 Industrial Road.

A white minivan had driven into Verizon Wireless.

"I heard this loud crash," said the witness. The witness reported seeing the van crash into the building as she turned towards the noise.

Multiple calls were received and crews were dispatched to the scene immediately. Eron Steinlage, with the Emporia Fire Department reports that three victims were transported to Newman Regional Health by ambulance for treatment. Another victim was transported to NRH by personal vehicle.

"What we saw when we first arrived on scene was a vehicle that had driven into the Verizon Wireless building," said Steinlage. "Basically there were about 10-11 people inside the building at the time of the accident. None of the injuries were life threatening. There was no structural compromise to the building and Verizon is getting in contact with their regional manager to get the building secured."

No additional information is being released at this time.

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