OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A man crashed into a house in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, prompting a gas leak and evacuations, a fire captain said.
Emergency responders were dispatched to reports of a minivan into a house at the intersection of Alice and Seventh streets around 2:15 p.m., Oakland fire Capt. Marshall McKee said.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order to Halt Pandemic Evictions Through June
The minivan plowed through the lower half of the home’s front porch, taking out a gas meter and an electrical panel, he said.
The minivan’s driver was taken to Highland Hospital with minor injuries, and police are investigating what caused the crash.READ MORE: Armed Guards, Volunteers Join Police to Patrol Streets in Oakland's Chinatown
McKee said two residents inside the home at the time and people from about half a dozen surrounding homes and businesses all evacuated safely.
PG&E crews were able to clamp off an underground gas line and fire crews are working to shore up the building in order to remove the vehicle.MORE NEWS: Royals Week: Rare Archival Footage Of Princess Margaret's 1965 SF Visit Unearthed
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