SUV hits building

A car slammed into the Eastern Bank and Eastern Insurance building on the corner of Main and Chestnut Streets in Andover late Thursday morning.

ANDOVER — No injuries were reported Thursday morning when an SUV crashed into a Main Street building just feet from where workers were painting the outside of another building, fire officials said.

The SUV crossed a sidewalk that is often busy with pedestrians, but no one was hit, officials said.

The blue SUV crashed into the front of the Eastern Bank and Eastern Insurance building at 60 Main St. shortly after 10 a.m., according to Fire Chief Michael Mansfield.

"I am unsure how it happened," he said. "The vehicle made contact with a UPS truck and swerved into the building."

Mansfield said a parent was driving the SUV and a young child was in the backseat when the crash happened. Mansfield said the child was properly restrained.

"It's very lucky nobody was injured," he said. "It's a very busy intersection, there is a lot of pedestrian traffic."

Several workers were painting the front of Royal Jewelers just feet from the crash site when the SUV hit the bank.

The SUV was towed from the front of the building around 10:30 a.m.

Mansfield said police are investigating the cause of the crash. No charges have been filed. No other details were immediately available.

The flow of traffic in the area was disrupted briefly after the crash, but by 11 a.m. it was back to normal.

A complete report will appear in Friday's print edition of The Eagle-Tribune and at

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