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Car crashes into Vine Street building in downtown Lexington

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Car damages Vine Street building

Lexington fire Maj. Matt Galati talks about a one-vehicle wreck that ended with car crashing into the building at 400 East Vine Street. The driver was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The wreck occurred about 1 p.m.
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Lexington fire Maj. Matt Galati talks about a one-vehicle wreck that ended with car crashing into the building at 400 East Vine Street. The driver was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The wreck occurred about 1 p.m.

A car crashed Friday into the building at 400 East Vine in downtown Lexington, the second such crash in a month, according to fire officials

Busy Vine Street, between Rose and Main streets, was temporarily closed Friday and reopened about an hour after the 1:30 p.m. crash.

The car was eastbound on East Vine Street when the driver didn’t make a curve and hit five large concrete planters in front of the CMW building on 400 East Vine Street, said Fire Maj. Matt Galati. Lexington police were trying to determine why the driver crashed.

Galati said the building had no structural damage.

No one was in the room where the car crashed, Galati said. The driver was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening, Galati said.

Galati said Friday’s accident was the second time in a month that someone has hit the planters on East Vine Street.

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