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SPOKANE, Wash. - A car crashed into the Department of Licensing building in Spokane Valley early Thursday afternoon. Officials tell KHQ an elderly man crashed his car into the building after confusing his gas pedal for the brake pedal. The vehicle ended up completely inside of the building causing significant damage.

One person inside of the building was transported to an area hospital with a shoulder injury. The elderly driver was not hurt. It's not clear if he was cited. Employees working inside consider themselves, "very lucky."

Official Press Release

The Department of Licensing's Spokane Valley driver licensing office, located at 12801 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane, will be closed for the remainder of today and all day on Friday, July 2.

This emergency closure is due to structural damage caused by a vehicle driving through the office. The office will be closed at least through the weekend while repairs take place.

The Department of Licensing advises customers to go to the other Spokane-area licensing office at 6519 Lidgerwood St. That office is open Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and reopens Tuesday, July 6 at 8:30 a.m.

The agency plans to shift additional staff to the Lidgerwood St. office until the damaged office reopens.

Reports from DOL staff in the Spokane area indicate one customer in the office at the time of the accident may have been injured and was being examined by EMTs at the scene. No Department of Licensing staff reported injuries.

 

 

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