SUV Strikes Building

No injuries in April 20 incident

A Dodge SUV drove through a building last Friday afternoon taking out the front wall of a business at 1075 S. Idaho Rd. in Apache Junction.

The vehicle was driven by one person who was treated at the scene for minor injuries by paramedics from the Superstition Fire & Medical District.

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on April 20, the vehicle was entering a parking space in front of a physical therapy business when apparently the accelerator was used instead of the brake.

The SUV jumped the curb, crossed a drainage ditch and hit a concrete bench and wooden support beam before going through the building’s wall and into the business.

A witness at the scene, who was there for an appointment, said that once inside the business, the vehicle ran through heavy resistance equipment and narrowly missed someone on an exercise bike. “It was a miracle that no one was hurt,” she said.

Damage to the structural integrity of the building required SFMD to install beams to support the roof and allow for the safe removal of the vehicle.

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