A woman was hurt when a car crashed into an apartment in southwest Atlanta Monday night. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Woman hurt when car crashes into Atlanta apartment

A woman was injured late Monday when a stolen car crashed through the wall of her apartment in southwest Atlanta.

One apartment unit was destroyed and a second heavily damaged in the crash, which happened before 11 p.m. at the Columbia Mechanicsville Family Apartments on McDaniel Street.

Channel 2 Action News reported the driver of the car was speeding when he got off I-20 at McDaniel Street and lost control.

The car ended up in the bedroom of one of the apartments, injuring a resident.

“The lady had some head injuries,” Atlanta fire Battalion Chief Glen Riley told Channel 2. “Had she been in bed, it could have been a whole lot worse.”

The woman was treated at a hospital and released, Channel 2 reported.

No one was at home in the second apartment heavily damaged in the incident. The driver of the car ran away from the scene, leaving the stolen car inside the woman’s bedroom.

Columbia Residential, which manages the apartment complex, said in an emailed statement that it was “working closely” with authorities.

“The residents in the two affected units will be given accommodations, while residents in the other units in the building were given clearance to return to their homes,” the statement said.

Staff witter Tyler Estep contributed to this article.

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