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Car crashes into Orlando apartment building, displacing residents

Power knocked out, one person injured

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police said a car crashed into a Parramore apartment building Wednesday, displacing more than a dozen residents.

Orlando police and firefighters responded to the crash at 6:30 a.m. on Westmoreland Drive, officials said, where the vehicle had crashed into the side of the building, knocking out the power.

Orlando fire officials said one person was taken to a hospital on basic life support and 12 to 15 residents were displaced.

A resident in the building, Mary Billups, told News 6 the vehicle crashed into her kitchen and bedroom, but thankfully she was uninjured.

"I was mad because it’s crazy," Billups said. 

Billups said she was visiting an upstairs neighbor when the crash happened. She said she had just left her apartment minutes before the crash. 

"I had came back to get something and go back up there," Billups said.  

The Red Cross was on hand to assist residents with food vouchers and house them at a nearby hotel.

"We assisted them with lodging assistance and immediate assistance for food and other things they’ll need," Red Cross representative John Lenzetti said. 

Billlups and the other affected residents said they're blessed things were not worse. 

"It’s crazy, but God is good," Billups said.

Orlando police said they worked the crash as a traffic incident, even though there were initial reports of some kind of road rage incident, but they said that wasn't substantiated. 

Police said no one was charged or cited.