A crash sent a white Toyota Tacoma darting into the side of Fort George Brewery in Astoria Thursday morning, causing minor damage and injuries.
Kyle Kirby, of Warrenton, said he was driving east on Exchange Street in the Tacoma just after 11:15 a.m. when a black Chevrolet Cruze came hurtling down the 14th Street hill. The driver ran the stop sign and collided with the truck, sending it into the side of the building, Kirby said.
The other driver, a young man who briefly lost consciousness after the accident, was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital on a stretcher. Fire and police personnel said it was likely precautionary and that he didn’t sustain any serious injuries.
Kirby believed his foot was broken. “I’m pretty banged up,” he said as he limped around the scene minutes after the crash.
The crash shattered a glass window and cracked another window. It also took out a corner street sign and caused minor damage to a parked gray Chevrolet Colorado. No one was inside the building, which contained shards of glass as far as 20 feet away from the window after the accident.
“It’s a good thing no one was in the room at the time,” said brewer Alix Daggatt. “There’s glass everywhere.”
Kirby, 27, lamented the damage to the truck, which he bought just a year ago.
“This is basically my pride and joy,” he said.