Car crashes near Village East

| Senior News Editor

A student crashed his car into the ditch along the south side of the Village East residential building while pulling out of the Millbrook garage Saturday night.

The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) was notified of the accident at 11:20 p.m., and two officers were dispatched at 11:24 p.m. to assist on the scene and write a report.

“The driver stated that his brakes failed,” Washington University Police Chief Mark Glenn explained. “He was coming out of the garage and the vehicle rolled off the edge.”

According to junior Trevor Julius, who was on the first floor of Village East when the accident occurred, the car did not hit the building.

“We were just sitting on the couch and then we just heard kind of like a little crumple-type sound,” Julius said. “It didn’t sound like a loud accident or crash or anything. It didn’t touch the building.”

No injuries or damage to University property was reported; however, the car did require towing service.

“The car didn’t seem like it was going fast, because it didn’t do much damage or anything, but it still had to go fast enough to hop the curb,” Julius said.

“There was no damage to any Wash. U. property or anything like that. No injuries, thankfully,” Glenn said. “You always get worried when you see accidents like that, but no one was injured. For us, it’s nothing more than an accident.”

According to Julius, when the tow truck showed up around 1 a.m., WUPD evacuated some students from Village East as a precaution.

“I think they just evacuated in case it lurched up…and it did hit the building. It was just a precaution,” Julius said.