SUV crashes into dental center Friday; no injuries reported

Friday, March 28, 2014 | 2:05 p.m. CDT; updated 2:57 p.m. CDT, Friday, March 28, 2014
A black SUV crashed into the Family Dental Center at 1101 N. Providence Road on Friday around noon. No one was injured in the accident.

COLUMBIA — An SUV crashed into the Family Dental Center on Providence Road on Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the accident.

According to a release from the Columbia Fire Department, fire crews received reports at 12:18 p.m. Friday that a vehicle had struck the building at 1101 N. Providence Road. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene within five minutes and saw that an SUV had crashed into the brick building and caused significant damage to it.

The front end of the vehicle also sustained serious damage, but the driver, who was the only person inside the SUV, was not injured. Employees inside the Family Dental Center were also unharmed, according to the release.

The city's Building and Site Development department was asked to determine the extent of the damage to the building. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Columbia Police Department, according to the release.

Supervising editor is Edward Hart.

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