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August 5, 2013

Truck plows through New Albany building

No one injured in downtown accident

NEW ALBANY — “Thank God for Internet problems.”

That was one of the first things Larry Timperman said after a truck ran through the Spring Street facade of his business — Michell Timperman Ritz Architects, 319 Bank St., New Albany, Monday morning.

Troy Michell, who normally sits in the front of the room near the street, had just walked away from his desk to deal with a computer issue when the accident occurred. Another employee was in Charlestown and away from his desk.

“It sounded like an explosion,” Timperman said while looking at the damage inside the building. “I am just glad we had computer issues.”

The accident, involving a Toyota Corolla and pick-up truck, happened around 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Spring and Bank streets. The woman driver of the Corolla said she had the green light and began to accelerate through the intersection when she was struck by the truck. The truck spun, and apparently the driver hit the accelerator which sent it flying through building.

Miraculously there were no injuries. Except for being a bit shaken, both drivers and the employees inside the building were not injured.

“Thank God no one was hurt or killed,” Timperman said.

This was the second time in recent years the building has been struck, Timperman said. He said a vehicle also struck the side of the building after the driver had a heart attack.

The truck was not removed from the building until the structure was determined to be stable. Timperman said since there are three levels to the building, work would continue while repairs are made.

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Mike Anderson, Floyds Knobs, left, and Derrick Faulkenburg, Greenville, sit on the tailgate of "Old Red", a 1971 Chevy truck, in front of Faulkenburg Automotive along Paoli Pike in Floyds Knobs. Anderson operated the business as Mike's Tire Service from April of 1981 until Monday, July 21 when ownership was officially transferred to Faulkenburg. "Old Red" came with the business, and is used to haul old tires to the junk yard.

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