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Mike Engle crashes minivan under Allentown City Hall

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 26 2013 08:48:31 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 26 2013 12:54:01 PM CDT

Van crashes in underground garage

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Police say a member of the Allentown Zoning Board had to be taken to the hospital after a crash under Allentown City Hall Monday night.

Police say Mike Engle was driving in the garage when the accelerator suddenly energized, causing the vehicle to speed forward.

Police said the minivan hit two police motorcycles and a pole before hitting the back wall.

Engle told 69News it was a freak accident--he'd just had the minivan inspected a few days before.

Smoke was seen in the garage and on the first floor of the building.  The fire department was called to ventilate the smoke.

Police say Engle is expected to be fine.