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SUV crashes into bank in Clemmons

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A vehicle went off the street and knocked a hole in a bank in Clemmons on Saturday night, according to authorities. (Image: The Winston-Salem Journal)

CLEMMONS, N.C. — A small SUV went off the street and knocked a hole in a bank in Clemmons on Saturday night, according to authorities.

Officials said it happened at the BB&T bank at 2629 Lewisville Clemmons Road at around 8:45 p.m.

Witnesses told the Winston-Salem Journal that the driver was a man alone in the SUV headed southbound.

They said he had a cut on his hand, but was otherwise unhurt. The name of the driver has not been released.

His vehicle apparently crossed the center turning lane, took out the entry sign to the Sonic restaurant, ran over some bushes around the BB&T parking lot and crashed into the bank.

One witness told the paper that he ran to the driver after the crash and the driver was “stunned.”

“I got the door open while he was trying to get his seat belt off. He said, ‘What happened?’” the witness said.

Sheriff’s deputies, emergency rescuers and the N.C. Highway Patrol were on the scene. The investigation is ongoing and a cause of the crash has not been released.