Pickup truck plows into county building

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PHOENIX – A pickup truck plowed into the side of a county building Thursday morning.

It happened at about 6:30 a.m. in the area of 28th Drive and Durango Street in Phoenix.

According to a witness, the truck was heading west on Durango Street when the driver suddenly made a left turn. That witness said there were no other cars around the pickup when the driver turned.

The truck went up a small hill and slammed into the side of the building. Video from the scene showed the cab of the truck inside the building; the bed was sticking out.

The driver, who was the only person in the truck, was taken to a local hospital. He reportedly was quite agitated when emergency crews pulled him out of the truck and put him on a stretcher. His injuries reportedly were minor, but his condition was not immediately available.

While nobody was in the indiividual office that the truck hit, several Maricopa County  Flood Control workers were inside the building at the time of the crash. None was injured.

Investigators are trying to determine what led up to the crash and why the driver of the pickup made the sudden turn. They believe the driver was suffering from some kind of medical condition at the time of the wreck. That is the main reason he was taken to the hospital.

This is the second incident in which a truck has crashed into a building in the past 48 hours. On Tuesday, a Qwest utility truck crashed into a Phoenix home. A 4-year-old girl who was in the house was injured, but is expected to recover.