Two injured after truck crashes into building

A driver loses control of his pickup and slams into a SE Houston business, injuring two people

September 24, 2010 10:00:37 AM PDT
A pickup truck slammed into the side of a building last night in southeast Houston, leaving two people in the hospital and a store owner with some major repairs to do. It happened around 8:30pm. Police tell us a pickup truck was speeding north on Martin Luther King when it hit an SUV, which set off a chain of events. The pickup truck went out of control, ran down a tree, knocked down a power pole and slammed into a Payless Super Market.

The owner was inside, so he didn't see the wreck, but he certainly felt it.

"I was trying to work inside the office and I was trying to work, and then I heard the thunderstorm, like a storm," said store owner Rizwan Wurshi. "Somebody hit the back of the building."

As for the people in the vehicles, a man and woman inside the pickup were taken to the hospital. No one was hurt in the SUV.

CenterPoint Energy crews were called out to the scene because the transformer blew, causing a power outage in the area.

There's no word at this point of any charges.


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