Ocala– Mid-morning Tuesday Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a car accident on SR 40 in Ocala. Upon arrival, crews found a heavily damaged pick-up truck had run into a brick building located at the 2300 block of East Silver Springs Blvd.
Fire Rescue secured the area and assisted with patient care for the driver and two passengers. One person was trauma-alerted to the hospital, second transported due to related injuries, and the third person is also being evaluated in the hospital as continued investigation.
Ocala Police and Marion County Fire also responded to the call, and a building inspector was called in to assess the damage to the building, Melanie Slaughter’s law office located at 2337 E Silver Springs Blvd.
A paralegal working in the office during the time of the crash told Ocala.com “I thought the building was crashing down. That’s how loud it was.”
No further information has been released regarding the cause of the accident.