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Car crashes into South Boston building

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A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning for evaluation after he drove his minivan into a building that houses a laundromat and a dry cleaner in South Boston, the Boston Fire Department said. The one-story building on L Street was damaged around 11 a.m. The minivan’s impact cracked the brick veneer siding, Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said in an official tweet. When the tow truck came to remove the car, it was found that the minivan was resting against gas lines for the clothes dryers, MacDonald said. Firefighters then sawed through the brick veneer to determine whether the vehicle could safely be removed.

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