Car crash narrowly misses apartment building
Beaumont police officers and fire department personnel responded to an accident along Eastex Freeway just past Austin Middle School Wednesday afternoon after a man driving a 1999 Pontiac lost control of his vehicle, went over the grassy median, across the access road slamming into an oak tree and then through a brick wall at the Longfellow Apartments.
The vehicle is registered to a Daisy Brooks of Beaumont but Ms. Brooks was not driving at the time. According to police, the man driving lost control of the vehicle after changing lanes on the Interstate. The officer said that had the car not hit the oak tree, it was likely he would have gone completely through the brick facade near the parking area and crashed into the corner apartment.
Although, at least, one other vehicle received damage there were no reports of additional injuries.