SUV Crashes Into Library

The driver of an SUV lost control of his vehicle Tuesday night, running over a fifteen-year old girl and pinning her under the car inside the Finkelstein Memorial, after he crashed twenty feet into the front entrance. According to Spring Valley Police Lt. Jack Bosworth fire fighters and EMS workers had to lift the car off the girl, who was believed to have a broken leg along with other serious injuries. Bosworth stated that there were other non-life threatening injuries reported and one woman who was walking by and suffered a head injury. The Rockland County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations unit and Spring Valley Police are investigating the cause of the crash. The fifty or sixty-year old man driving the Toyota Rav-4 stated that he believed it was a mechanical problem. Police stated that alcohol appears not to be related to the crash and the vehicle’s speed is unknown at this time. According to Library Director Tracy Allen, the damage to the library is extensive, the circulation desk is half gone, and there is damage to the children’s room. Police have closed off the building due to exposed wires.

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