Driver Crashes Into Brooklyn Building Causing Partial Collapse

Emergency responders on the scene, Monday night. (FDNY)

A building at the corner of Avenue P and East Fifth Street partially collapsed overnight Monday after a suspected drunk driver crashed into it.

The building buckled under after the vehicle slammed into it. The 20-year-old driver then fled but was caught minutes later on Ocean Parkway and Kings Highway after a chase by Shomrim volunteers.

The smashed building, Tuesday morning.

The driver was taken by EMS to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries. There is a search ongoing for the other people in the car.

More than 100 emergency responders were on the scene searching for anyone trapped in the building.

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