6 units evacuated after car crashes through apartment wall in Fleming Island

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – A driver told first responders she hit the gas instead of the brake and crashed through the wall of an apartment building Friday in Fleming Island.

The crash was reported at the Lighthouse at Fleming Island apartment complex on Marsh Hawk Lane, west of U.S. 17.

Six apartments were evacuated while the Clay County Building Department inspected the structure. A structural engineer was en route just after 2 p.m.

Clay County firefighters said three apartments will remain evacuated and the tenants will need to be relocated.

The driver asked to be taken to the hospital and two other patients were checked out at the scene, but no serious injuries were reported.

Interior of apartment damaged by crash. (Courtesy of Clay County Fire Rescue)

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