Once removed from the building, the Kia can be seen with its front end badly smashed. (Van Hurst/For Peninsula Daily News)

Once removed from the building, the Kia can be seen with its front end badly smashed. (Van Hurst/For Peninsula Daily News)

Kia plows through wall and into two apartments

Two taken to hospital; no tenants reported hurt

PORT ANGELES — A Kia carrying two people crashed through one apartment and into the wall of the rental next to it at about noon Saturday.

A car that was out of control because of the driver’s medical emergency lodged within an apartment building in Port Angeles on Saturday. (Van Hurst/For Peninsula Daily News)

A car that was out of control because of the driver’s medical emergency lodged within an apartment building in Port Angeles on Saturday. (Van Hurst/For Peninsula Daily News)

The tenants who were in the apartments were frightened but unhurt, according to Valerie Lape, co-owner of the Liberty Apartments on Front Street near Liberty Street.

Van Hurst of Kent, happened to be in the area and snapped photographs of the wreck, including the huge hole in the wall left by the car.

Lape said that a car traveling west on Front Street traveled off the road and crashed through the building without slowing.

“It went through one apartment and pushed into the wall and into a second apartment,” she said.

The male driver had experienced a medical emergency, said Port Angeles Police Office Lilli Emery.

Both he and a woman passenger were injured in the crash and were taken to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

Once removed from the building, the Kia can be seen with its front end badly smashed. (Van Hurst/For Peninsula Daily News)

Once removed from the building, the Kia can be seen with its front end badly smashed. (Van Hurst/For Peninsula Daily News)

Two tenants made homeless by the wreck were put into contact with the American Red Cross, the officer said.

Lape had no cost estimate of the damage on Saturday afternoon.

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