Van slams into bottom of San Francisco apartment building

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A van slammed into the bottom of an apartment building in San Francisco’s inner Richmond neighborhood Wednesday morning, which evacuated dozens of residents and the driver of the car to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The accident occurred on Arguello Boulevard and Clement Street  just after 3:30 a.m.

Police and firefighters say the driver was in a large white van, and somehow lost control and crashed into the building. 

San Francisco fire spokeswoman Denise Newman said the utilities had to be shut off and the building had to be braced so it wouldn’t collapse.

The driver was taken away by ambulance; firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get him out of the van.

It’s unclear why he drove into the building.