Minivan Slams Into Brookland Building

Father pushes stroller out of the way

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Derrick Ward reports on a car that crashed into a building in Northeast Washington Sunday. (Published Monday, Mar 19, 2012)

    A baby girl experienced a very close call Sunday afternoon when when a car backed into a building in Brookland.

    The girl's father, Jamaal Byrd, told News4's Derrick Ward that he was waiting for a takeout order outside Murray & Paul's Restaurant near the intersection of 12th and Monroe Streets Northeast when he spotted a gray minivan backing toward the building next to the restaurant.

    Luckily, Byrd was able to push the stroller out of the way before the car slammed through the front window of the building, which serves as a deaf outreach headquarters for the United Way.

    Investigators say that the male driver of the minivan was not badly hurt. No charges have yet been filed.