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Forum staff reports , Published December 09 2013

Vehicle crashes into West Fargo townhouse

WEST FARGO - A vehicle crashed into a townhouse Monday morning, damaging the building.

The accident occurred at a complex at 3186 7th St. E. The vehicle hit Unit 107.

West Fargo police report that officers were dispatched about 9:10 a.m. on a report of a reckless driver in the area of 32nd Avenue and Veterans Boulevard. While en route, officers were told the vehicle had hit a pole and was in the ditch south of 32nd Avenue and 800 block east.

West Fargo police said that while a Fargo officer was checking on the driver in the ditch, south of the 800 block east and 32nd Avenue, the car accelerated, went north across 32nd Avenue and ran into the side of a home at 3186 7th St. E.

The driver, Hasib Brgulja, 48, appeared to be having medical problems and was taken to Essentia Health in Fargo by F-M Ambulance, according to a release.

The homeowner, Edna Peterson, was sitting on her sofa located near where the vehicle hit the home, the release stated. She stated she was OK.