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Photos: Part of 2-story building collapses after car slams into storefront

EMS providers transported the driver; Firefighters are concerned that the structure may fall further


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By Bailey Aldridge
The Charlotte Observer

BOSTON — Firefighters in Boston are concerned about a potential building collapse after a car crashed into a storefront.

Part of the two-story building collapsed after the driver slammed into a “block of stores” on Corinth Street in Roslindale, a neighborhood in southwest Boston, according to photos the Boston Fire Department shared on Twitter just before 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.

Photos show the car covered in debris and part of an awning dangling over the sidewalk.

The driver was taken to a hospital by EMS, according to firefighters. Authorities did not provide any details about the person’s condition on Sunday.

Firefighters said they evacuated the building over “concern of a potential collapse.”

The fire department tweeted just before 9 a.m. that “companies are using a laser to monitor the building to see if there is any movement” and that it is waiting for a structural engineer to arrive.

Residents are advised to avoid the area, and police told drivers to find an alternative route.

Authorities did not say what led up to the crash.

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