SUV crashes into Bank of America in Va. Beach

Credit: Virginia Beach Fire Department

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The driver of an SUV was injured after crashing into a Bank of America branch Tuesday afternoon in Virginia Beach.

Dispatch for the Virginia Beach Fire Department received a call about the incident just after 12 p.m.

Gallery: SUV crashes into Va. Beach bank

Fire department officials said it is believed the driver suffered a medical emergency just before crashing. He became trapped from building debris, but was freed in less than 10 minutes.

Four people inside the bank were injured, but three refused treatment. The fourth person was taken to the hospital.

Officials said the injuries to the driver and the person inside the bank were not considered life-threatening.

The fire department said it did not believe the building could collapse from the crash. It is unclear how the crash happened, but the scene was cleared after a little over an hour.

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