HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke Police are investigating an accident Monday night, where a car drove into a building on North Canal Street, near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Holyoke Fire Captain Anthony Cerrutti told 22News, around 9:00 p.m. Monday, the car never stopped and drove right into the building that houses Hadley Printing. He said the car took out a main support column and hit the sprinkler line, flooding the basement. The water department was called in to shut off the water.
The air bag had deployed, but the driver was apparently not hurt. Police arrested the driver for operating under the influence of drugs, Capt. Cerutti said.
The building inspector determined it was safe enough to remove the car without the building collapsing. Around 10:30 p.m., the car was removed all that was left was a massive hole in the side of this wall. It’s unclear when repairs would be made.
North Canal Street was closed. The vehicle’s front end was in the building, which is right across the street from the Holyoke DPW.