Several people injured after vehicle hits building in north Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Several people, including three children, are injured after a two-vehicle crash on Park Road near Flint Run Place Thursday morning. All of them are expected survive.

Columbus Police said two cars lost control on railroad tracks, after bumping and chasing each other at high speeds. During the crash, they hit two electrical poles. One of the cars flipped and the other crashed into the side of the Flint Animal Hospital. Everyone there, including the animals, are unharmed. Employees said the room destroyed by the crash used to be where they did ultra-sounds.

Misty Koons, who heard the crash, said it sounded like an explosion.

“An eye-witness had seen two cars going over the train tracks right down the street at the same time, parallel to each other,” she said. “The car that ran into our vet’s building… the top was completely shaved off. There was nothing left of that car and then the car that was on its side, it looked like it went through a trash compactor. It was completely demolished and I’m surprised that somebody actually got out of that car.”

Columbus Police Sgt. William Schultz said the people involved in the crash are tight-lipped about what happened.

Investigators found a small amount of marijuana in one car and about $15,000 in cash between both vehicles.

“When the vehicles rolled and crashed and compartments opened, a lot of cash went flying, so we had to try to secure all of that,” said Sgt. Schultz. “Obviously, we have questions about the cash as well, but once again people aren’t speaking to us. So, it’s been kind of a road block for us.”

The man driving the BMW involved in the crash was questioned, but no one was arrested.

“Considering how bad the accident was, I’m just glad everyone survived,” said Koons.

Police said the crash is being investigated as a traffic accident.

Despite the damages to their building, the animal hospital is open for business.

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