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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
have been displaced after an SUV crashed into the Pine Trace Apartments Friday
driver of the SUV, Keith Richardson, was pulled over and cited in May for
driving without a license.
crashing into the apartment of Veronica Alexander, who was sleeping on her
couch at the time, Richardson attempted to back out, but was stopped by a
was saying he wanted to back the truck out, and I was thinking, like, maybe
that's not such a good idea," said Earl Wilson.
heard the Ford Explorer crash into the apartment on Collingwood Boulevard, and
ran to the scene to help.
when I got up to the building, I was so scared there was going to be a lot of
people or kids and I was just so happy to hear that there was only one person,
and she was visible and accessible," Wilson said.
helped Alexander get out from under the SUV. She was taken to the hospital, but
police say she only received minor injuries.
before the accident, Dorcas Stephens witnessed Richardson arguing with a woman
it was going on, as he was shooting across the street, I noticed he was headed
towards the building," Stephens said. "So I immediately started to run over
here, because I knew he was going to hit something and somebody was going to be
was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Other residents in the
building have been displaced.
actually hit a load-bearing wall," said Toledo Fire Chief David Rodriguez. "It
was an actual beam structure that distributes the weights. We had to evacuate
at least four units for the safety."
incident is also being investigated to determine if Richardson was under the
influence at the time. Charges are pending.