Box Truck Swipes Cars, Crashes Into Russell Street Building
An Aviation Gin box truck swiped two parked cars and crashed into an apartment building at 165 Russell St. around 3:30 a.m. this morning, multiple news outlets are reporting. No one was seriously injured during the incident.
The driver explained that he swerved when he spotted a cat in the road and lost control of the vehicle, according to News12 Brooklyn.
FDNY telling me that the DOB examined this building and it’s structurally sound. The steps of the home were knocked off but everyone should be able to go back inside soon. @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/1rr2RL3PhP
— Candace McCowan (@CandaceMcCowan7) February 5, 2019
The Dept. of Buildings is now inspecting the structural integrity of the damaged building and tenants were offered help with relocating by the American Red Cross, NY1 reports.
— Katie Lusso (@KatieLusso) February 5, 2019