FAIRBORN —A car struck the Veterans’ Memorial in the center of downtown Fairborn early Saturday morning. The memorial and central flagpole sustained severe structural damage as a result of the single vehicle accident.
The crash happened around 2:30, according to Fairborn police, at the intersection of Central Avenue and Main Street. The car flew over the memorial and rolled over on its top.
Following the accident, the driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The intersection was closed temporarily for repairs, but the central flagpole had to be removed due to structural damage, according to a city Facebook post.
Flying debris from the memorial also damaged surrounding buildings, including the Fairborn Chamber of Commerce.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation by Fairborn police.
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