Truck crashes into Tamarac strip mall; Jeep crashes into Fort Lauderdale home

In two separate incidents, two drivers crashed into buildings in Fort Lauderdale and Tamarac on Monday.

A pickup truck driver had minor injured after crashing through a business in a Tamarac strip mall about 3 p.m., a fire rescue official said.

The section of the strip mall, located in the 7100 block of North University Drive, that the driver crashed into was a bakery’s warehouse, said Van Schoen, a spokesperson for Tamarac Fire Rescue. The driver was not taken to a hospital.

Schoen said the truck crashed through the building and into shelves of oils and cleaners, causing a “strong odor” in the area. Part of the plaza has been evacuated and hazmat teams were responding, he said.

In the morning in Fort Lauderdale, the driver of a Jeep crashed into a home in the 2300 block of Southwest 36th Avenue. WSVN-Ch. 7 reported that the woman was hospitalized after the crash.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Garret Pingol told Ch. 7 that the Jeep fully went into the back of the home, and the driver was trapped inside the car.

There were no other injuries reported, according to Ch. 7. WPLG-Ch. 10 reported that no one was inside the home.

The driver’s condition was not immediately known Monday afternoon. Ch. 10 reported that the woman was alert when she was removed from the car.

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