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Car Crashes Into Bellingham Public Library

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    An 87-year-old crashed into Bellingham Public Library in Massachusetts. (Published Friday, Oct. 7, 2016)

    A vehicle crashed into a Massachusetts library building late Friday morning.

    Bellingham police and fire responded to the scene and found that the vehicle drove through the exterior wall and crashed into the interior wall on the opposite side of the room.

    The driver, an 87-year-old Bellingham resident, was treated on scene, along with a passenger.

    Photo credit: Bellingham Police

    There were no people in the room during the crash. Normally about 50 children would have been in the room for reading hour, but fortunately, the children's librarian took a vacation day on Friday.

    Police are going to file an immediate threat on the driver with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Eyewitnesses told police they saw the vehicle turning into a parking spot when the driver suddenly accelerated into the building.

    The building was temporarily evacuated so the Bellingham building inspector could check for structural damage. The building has since reopened after the vehicle was removed from the scene.

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