6 injured after SUV slams into Raleigh apartment, fire breaks out across street

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Authorities are investigating after an SUV crashed into a portion of an apartment building Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh.

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It happened about 4:35 p.m. at Lexington on the Green Apartment Homes at Hollenden Drive and New Hope Road. Police said two vehicles were involved in a crash and subsequently, one of them struck the corner of the apartment building.

Raleigh Police initially said four people in the SUV were taken to WakeMed for treatment. The Raleigh Fire Department told ABC11 that six people were taken to the hospital for treatment -- three from the SUV and three people from an apartment across the street where a fire broke out while crews were responding to the vehicle crash.

"I was just laying down on the bed watching TV with my nephew... then suddenly I thought it was a bomb," said Eduardo Castillo, who lives in the apartment where the car crashed. "Everything happened so fast. We just see the wall, everything came to us."

Police said the TV and debris from the wall collapsed onto Castillo's 27-year-old brother and 2-year-old nephew.

The driver hit the gas instead of the brake, police told ABC11.

The injuries were not considered life-threatening, RPD said.

While fire officials were at the scene of the crash, a fire broke out in another building at the same complex. It's unclear what caused the fire but it was under control within minutes.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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