Three people were injured after a minivan crashed into an apartment Thursday in Lauderhill.
The crash happened after 7 p.m. at the Cascades of Lauderhill complex at 7750 NW 50th Street, according to Lauderhill Fire Rescue.
“We felt and heard what we thought was an explosion," said Nickii Sonnenberg, who lives nearby. "I came out the front door expecting to see flames and instead saw a car inside the building.”
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First responders worked to pull the car from the apartment. In the meantime, water had to be shut off for the entire building.
A man living in the apartment with his family was home at the time. He declined to speak on camera, but told NBC 6 he felt lucky to have been away from the wall when the van came crashing into his unit.
Association president Tony Ascenzo says they’re working to get the wall boarded, and that they’re ready to help the family if needed.
Three people inside the van had minor injuries, fire officials said.