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Vehicle crashes into Manhattan Fire Station

One person is in the hospital after a car crashed into a Manhattan fire station.
One person is in the hospital after a car crashed into a Manhattan fire station.(WIBW)
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 4:03 PM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - One person is in the hospital after a vehicle crashed into a Manhattan fire station.

The Manhattan Fire Department says one person is in the hospital after a car wrecked into a Manhattan fire station at 11th St. and Poyntz Ave. which is attached to City Hall.

The Riley County Police Department says it received a report of an injury crash in the 1100 block of Poyntz Ave. around 3:02 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Officers say upon arrival they found a 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada had struck a 2014 Chevy Silverado and then struck a bay door at the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS Station 2.

Officers say Sam Zefran, 92, of Ogden was driving the Oldsmobile and was taken to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan to treat serious injuries. Craig Dechany, 42, of Manhattan was the driver of the other vehicle and had no reported injuries.

The Manhattan Fire Department says an ambulance is usually parked in the bay that was struck but was out of the station at the time of the accident.

MFD says the firehouse sustained serious structural damage and personnel shored the building to make it safe until permanent repairs can be made. It says Old Engine 1 has been moved out of the firehouse to allow the RCEMS ambulance to still respond out of the station and the apparatus where MFD Quint 2 is housed was unaffected.

Officials say traffic may be delayed in the area as emergency crews are currently on the scene.

There is no word on how many people were in the accident.

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