JAMESTOWN – A car striking an apartment house has resulted in 14 people being displaced from their residence on the southside of Jamestown.
According to the Jamestown Post-Journal, city police, fire and emergency services personnel were called to 89 Hazzard St. at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a vehicle hitting a home. After an investigation, Police learned the driver of the car – 50 year-old Tracy Abbey of Ashville – had left the vehicle not properly parked on Hazzard St. and facing the wrong direction. It rolled down the hill and eventually into the south side of the home.
A city housing inspector condemned the building, due to structural damage sustained from the accident. A total of 14 residents were forced to find temporary shelter and are being assisted with the help of the Red Cross. No injuries were reported. Abbey was issued a traffic ticket for an unsecured and unattended vehicle.