No one was injured and damage to the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau building was minimal after a car struck it Monday morning.
Karen Martino and Gail Bryant, director of the HCVB, were in the building, located at the corner of Third Street and Mark Twain Avenue, when the Dodge Neon struck the structure’s northeast corner around 9:15 a.m.
“I just felt a jolt in my office and we came out front and evidently a car hit the building. I guess it was coming around the corner and hit the building, but I don’t know the details,” said Bryant.
It was unclear which direction the vehicle was traveling at the time of the accident. The pavement was still wet from overnight showers at the time of the crash.
According to police, 18-year-old Antonio Raspberry of Hannibal said a front tire locked up, causing the vehicle to slide into the building.
Damage on the exterior consisted of a bent down spout and a couple of broken landscape timbers. Inside, no damage was detected by Chuck Anderson, assistant building inspector.
“We’re very fortunate,” said Bryant of the lack of damage. “Since I’ve been here this is the very first time something like this has happened.”