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Driver Hospitalized After Car Slams Into Apartment Building in Walnut Creek

One person was injured and taken to a hospital Sunday after a car slammed into an apartment building in Walnut Creek, according to the Contra Costa County Fire District.

The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Tampico Road, fire officials said. The car, a white Lexus sedan, fully penetrated a wall on the ground floor of the building.

Firefighters had to rescue the driver from the vehicle. The driver was then taken to a hosptial with unknown injuries, fire officials said.

The city would have to evaluate the building to see if it needs to be red-tagged, fire officials said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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