Three families have been displaced after a vehicle crashed into their apartment building Sunday afternoon.

Davenport firefigthters were called at 12:53 p.m. to the 4300 block of Cheyenne Ave. for a report that a vehicle had struck a building.

Firefighters treated the driver of the vehicle who was then transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The three-story apartment building was struck near ground level, causing substantial damage, said District Fire Chief Mike Carlsten.

A representative from the City of Davenport’s Building Department responded to offer technical guidance. Because of the damage and potential safety concerns, the tenants from three units were evacuated.

These tenants will be displaced until the structure is temporarily stabilized, the full extent of damage is surveyed and repairs have begun, Carlsten said.

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The Red Cross was called to assist three families who lived in these apartments — a total of 8 to 10 people. There is no damage estimate at this time.

The Fire Marshall’s office and the City of Davenport Building Department are scheduled to follow up with building owners today.

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