A hit-and-run accident in Albany sent a car crashing into a home on Second Street late Friday night.
Police responded to 161 Second St. shortly before midnight, where they discovered that a four-door sedan had hit the residence head-on and caused structural damage.
The driver of the sedan told police he was heading north on Lark Street when a driver heading west on Second Street failed to stop at a stop sign and struck him. This forced him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into the building.
Police said a witness saw the other car flee west on Second Street after the accident but was unable to describe the vehicle.
When the car crashed into the residence, it caused falling debris that lacerated the chin of the first-floor resident, who was watching television at the time. She was treated at the scene by Albany firefighters and later sent to Albany Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the car was taken to Albany Medical Center complaining of back pain.
Investigators on the scene determined that the building was structurally unsafe, and all of the residents were forced to evacuate indefinitely. Fire investigators and building department officials continued to assess the damage on Saturday.
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