07:16 Level 1 Hazmat
1556 E 56th St (Bret Harte School) CFD responded to a vehicle that drove into a 150 x 75 two-story elementary school building after a traffic accident. Van hit the gas pipeline. Peoples Gas employees contacted and arrived at the scene. An immediate response has been requested from the building department,
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The crash happened around 6:50 a.m. at Bret Hart Elementary School in the East Hyde Park neighborhood, on the 5600 block of South Stony Island Avenue, according to police. It turned out that the 60-year-old driver lost consciousness before the accident.
The major accident department and forensic experts are investigating the incident, police said.
The police did not provide additional information about the incident.
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