No injuries after car slams into empty apartment unit

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — No injuries were reported after an 80-year-old driver slammed into the side of an unoccupied apartment unit Tuesday afternoon, fire rescue crews and deputies said.

PHOTO BY STAFF WRITER

Indian River County Fire Rescue crews responded to reports of a vehicle that slammed into a building about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Isles of Vero Beach, a retirement community in the 1700 block of Waterford Drive. The driver of the Honda Civic, a woman, was not hurt, fire rescue Battalion Chief Kyle Kofke said.

There was no one else inside the vehicle, Kofke said. Several firefighters and Indian River County deputies were at the scene inspecting the damage to the apartment and vehicle.

The Honda was towed from the area about 3 p.m.

The impact from the crash destroyed part of the outer wall. Workers could be seen putting a brown sheet over the wall.

The costs in estimates for repair were not immediately available. Deputies were investigating the cause of the single-vehicle wreck.

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Hockeymom June 15, 2019

We HAVE got to start giving road and vision retests to people of 65. If you have disabilities like myself then it should be sooner. A parking lot test at 16 does not prepare you for the real world of driving in traffic. They should move the DMV of IRC closer to I95 to see how they merge to incoming traffic of high speeds, of stop lights and plenty of traffic is out west that would give drivers to show how they can respond to every day situations. But any one of 65 should be retested. Not all their reflexes or minds are as sharp as they once were. Call me biased but I was in an accident due to an 83yo blind man that refused to give up driving. Running the stop sign at 58th Ave and 65th St. Causing me at 23 to become disabled for the rest of my life. 24 back surgeries later and I still live in 24/7 pain. Thank God Sheriff raymond was my witness. I would of killed his passenger if I didn’t make a better decision in my driving to avoid the possiblely deadly crash. We need to make a law.

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