Car crashes into BB&T Bank in St. Pete, two injured

Posted at 5:38 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 23:08:26-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two people were hurt when a car crashed into a bank.

According to St. Pete Police, the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the BB&T Bank located at 182 37th Ave. N.

Pictures from the scene show a car partially inside a building surrounded by shattered glass.

Police said two women were in the car at the time of the accident. Both of them have been transported to the hospital. A representative with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue said the driver and the passenger did not have any life-threatening injuries. 

Witnesses said they saw the car across the street at Publix before it drove into the bank.

"My nephew said he was going into Publix and the lady in the car (came) flying by (driving) very erratic," Kathy Wiggins said.

Witnesses say the driver passed the stop sign at Publix, jumped two curbs and knock down a light post before driving into the BB&T.

"I'm just sorry that it happened," Luis Rodriguez said.