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Vehicle crashes into the side of medical office building in Grant City.

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The black SUV that struck the medical office building can be observed in the background , surrounded by firefighters. PHOTO: Georgio Dano.
The black SUV that struck the medical office building can be observed in the background , surrounded by firefighters. PHOTO: Georgio Dano.

Grant City, Staten Island- An out-of-control vehicle slammed into the side of medical office building this morning, causing extensive damage to the structure.

The incident occurred on Bedford Ave. near Richmond Ave at approximately 8 a.m., according to police.

After the crash, the NYPD swarmed the area to look for the driver, who reportedly fled after hitting the building—a police helicopter was heard overhead and numerous officers were searching for the driver on the ground; it was not immediately clear if there was anyone else in the car when the incident took place.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the crash and there were no injuries reported, according to an FDNY spokesperson.