Northside apartment evacuated after car crash starts gas leak, sources say

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A car drove into a Northside apartment which led to a gas leak on Sunday afternoon.

According to sources, around 2:30 p.m., the car drove forward instead of in reverse at the Monoco Arms Apartments on Monaco Drive near Dunn Avenue.

The crash did cause damage to the gas line and a support beam on the building.

There were no injuries at the time of the incident.

A witness, who asked to go by Edward said he was playing cards with friends in his apartment when he heard a loud “kaboom.” The impact caused the ground and the walls to shake.

“This building is full of senior citizens. These are people mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers,” Edward said.

Edward also said neighbors were told by officials to move their cars, vacant the area and go to the front of the complex after the gas leak.