3 hurt as car drives into apartment building in Montgomery Co.

Three people have been hurt, one seriously, after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)
Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)

Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)
Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)

Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)
Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)

Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)
Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)

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Three people have been hurt, one seriously, after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)
Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)
Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)
Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service)

WASHINGTON — Three people have been hurt and a family has been displaced after a car drove into an apartment building in Damascus, Maryland.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said the car drove into a three-story garden apartment building between Bethesda Church Road and Brigadier Place a little before 4 p.m.

At least one person is seriously hurt, and at least one of the injured people lives in the building, Piringer said a bit after 4. At about 5, he tweeted that the injuries were not life-threatening, and that the building inspector had determined that the two apartments that weren’t crashed into were safe to re-occupy.

Piriniger said at about 5:30 p.m. that the car hit the building twice, and that one of the people who was hurt was hit by the car when they came out to investigate what had happened.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

This article was written by WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters and republished with permission. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today.

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