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IFD: Car goes airborne, crashes into side of building on Shelby Street

A car crashed into a building in the 2000 block of Shelby Street in Indianapolis, IFD says. (Provided Photo/Indianapolis Fire Department)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Firefighters are investigating after a car seemingly defied gravity by going airborne and crashing into the side of a building on the southeast side of Indianapolis.

Around 1:08 p.m. Friday, Indianapolis Fire Department firefighters were called to a building in the 2000 block of Shelby Street on a report of a personal injury accident with possible entrapment.

That block is in a residential area with a few businesses near I-65.

When crews arrived, they found that a car had driven into a building with the driver still inside.

Firefighters say the driver was able to get out of the car himself. He was taken to Eskenazi Hospital for evaluation.

Investigators say they are unsure why or how the driver went airborne and flew into the building.

IFD didn’t say if anyone was in the building at the time of the crash.