A vehicle struck a building along Chestnut Street, prompting evacuation of several businesses due to a gas leak.
According to a news release from the Emmaus Police Department, officers responded to a report of a car striking a building at 1031 Chestnut St. 12:32 p.m. Nov. 10.
The gas meter in front of United World Travel Service was hit and the front of the building sustained damage, according to authorities.
The building was described as stable in the news release.
A sign posted to the door of the building and a blue tarp covering a display window were visible Nov. 13.
According to authorities, one person was in the building at the time of the accident. The person was not injured.
The motorist also was uninjured. The cause of the crash was determined to be a medical issue, according to Emmaus police. The health issue not specified.
At least six surrounding businesses were evacuated at the time of the crash.
At the request of gas company UGI, PPL temporarily cut power in the immediate area of the crash.
Traffic was detoured off Chestnut Street at Tenth Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard during the incident.
Investigators determined the crash to be accidental.
Press Photo by April Peterson A vehicle struck a building in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street, prompting evacuation of several businesses due to a gas leak, Nov. 10. Debris remains visible at the accident scene Nov. 13.
According to a news release from the Emmaus Police Department, at least six surrounding businesses were evacuated due to the accident. No one was hurt in the crash.