Puyallup

Car plows through side of Puyallup credit union building

Car plows through side of Puyallup credit union building
Four people sustained minor injuries when the car plowed through the side of the credit union building.
PUYALLUP, Wash. - An employee was briefly trapped but no one was seriously hurt Monday when a car plowed through the side of a credit union building near South Hill Mall in Puyallup, officials said.

Police and emergency personnel from Pierce County Fire & Rescue responded to the scene, 3921 S. Meridian, at about 1:45 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a crash, said Capt. Ryan Portma of the Puyallup police.

Two adults and a toddler were in the car when it crashed through the side of the Harborstone Credit Union branch there. They sustained minor injuries but did not require hospitalization.

A credit union employee was briefly trapped by the wreckage but did not appear to be seriously hurt, either. The employee was taken to Goodsam Hospital as a precaution.

It was not immediately clear whether it was driver error or a mechanical malfunction that caused the car to crash, police said.

Damage to the building was estimated at $25,000 to $30,000.