No Injuries in Two Separate Car vs. Building Crashes Overnight

No Injuries in Two Separate Car vs. Building Crashes Overnight

Lexington firefighters and police officers were busy overnight dealing with two separate car-versus-building crashes.
Lexington firefighters and police officers were busy overnight dealing with two separate car-versus-building crashes.

The first happened just before 11 p.m. Tuesday when police said a driver was traveling too fast on Springfield Drive, lost control on a curve and crashed into a house, a parked car and then finally came to a rest after hitting another house.

According to police, the driver and 17-year-old passenger were not injured in the wreck.

Police said the driver, Jeffery Jackson, was charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license.

The Lexington Fire Department was called to the scene to make sure the houses were structurally sound. Officials tell ABC 36 News everything checked out and the families were allowed back inside.

Then around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, police and fire crews got the second car-versus-building call at the Shell gas station on Plaudit Place.

When first responders arrived at the gas station, they found a car halfway inside the store.

The gas station’s clerk told ABC 36 News he was helping a customer when he heard a crashing sound and looked up to see a car inside the store.

Police said the driver told officers he was pulling into the station to get gas when he tried hitting the brake pedal but the car didn’t stop.

Police said no one was injured in the crash.

Police officials on the scene said it's is good thing the car only hit the glass and not a support beam less than a foot away.

"The damage would have certainly been worse,” Lexington Police Lt. Clayton Roberts said. “Fortunately he only hit the glass so it is relatively minor considering how badly it could have been."

Crews were expected to repair the damage at the gas station later in the day on Wednesday.
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