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Driver of SUV slams into apartment, runs away; 20 residents evacuated in Southeast D.C.

An SUV slammed into a building injuring a person and causing an evacuation of 20 residents in Southeast D.C. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 (D.C. Fire and EMS/Twitter)

The driver of an SUV slammed into an apartment building and exited the car after the incident, forcing an evacuation of 20 residents early Wednesday morning in Southeast Washington.

A man and pregnant woman were inside the apartment at the time of the accident. Police say the woman was taken to an area hospital as a precaution, while the man was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

According to police, the SUV was traveling down 51st Street, SE when it turned on to D Street and hit a Ford Explorer before plowing into the building.

Witnesses told ABC7 News the driver was wearing a mask and exited the SUV following the crash. The accident happened in the 5000 block of D Street, SE.

Authorities say the driver is currently on the run.

Road closures were in effect in the 5000 block of D Street, SE due to police activity.

This story has been updated


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