TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A woman was hospitalized after the car she was driving crashed into the old Texas Township Hall that was under renovation.
The 20-year-old from Grand Rapids suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
She was driving south on Texas Drive and failed to negotiate a curve, causing her vehicle to go through a grassy area, strike a large rock, roll several times, strike the building and land in the parking lot, authorities said.
Police and Texas Township Fire/Rescue personnel arrived at the scene near the corner of Eighth Street around 10:31 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim was transported to the hospital.
The building is damaged beyond repair, according to a news release.
Michigan State Police continues to investigate the crash.
The structure was originally built in the early 1900s and housed the Texas Township Hall until 1968. It had been a church office, day care and hair salon since then, and recently was being remodeled for another business.
(The attached photos are courtesy Texas Township Fire/Rescue and show crews working to stabilize the vehicle involved, with the building struck in the background; damage to the structure by the vehicle; and the interior of the building that had been stripped for renovation and not part of the damage).
Two other people, who were inside the residence at the time, escaped safely.
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