Building deemed unsafe after car crashes into it in Tice

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A building has been deemed unsafe after a car crashed into it and injured a child.

The child, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

While the building is damaged, the good news is the child will be OK.

The crash happened in the 4400 block of Palm Beach Boulevard on Tuesday evening. The vehicle was parked outside of Star Professional when a blue truck hit it.

The impact left a hole in the side of the building.

There is now a note on the door of the building that says in bright orange “dangerous building.”

Tice Fire said the building has been found to be unsafe and is not occupied as a result.

According to Code Enforcement, the building is not safe to enter.

The sheriff’s office said the vehicle went into the building after it was struck by another vehicle.

The sheriff’s office said they are still investigating the crash to see if charges will be filed.

Maria Luisa Orellana works in the salon next door and heard the crash. She ran out the door.

“All of them were screaming, there’s a little baby, there’s a little baby. And I thought, oh my god, what happened with a little baby,” Orellana said.

That child we now know will be OK.

Orellana’s salon was hit by a car too.

Jared Tracey owns the tire shop two doors down sand said the same thing.

“There was a car that went through this building here too,” Tracey said. “That’s why I try to keep the trailer there and I put that big tire there just in case of my guys or me working there that have something to stop it.”

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