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Car slams into Raleigh apartment complex

Posted February 29, 2012 9:56 p.m. EST
Updated March 1, 2012 5:35 a.m. EST

— A Raleigh man was charged with felony hit and run and careless and reckless driving late Wednesday after being involved in two wrecks within a five minute span near Louisburg Road, police said. 

The first wreck happened around 8 p.m. when Marvin Harvey, 31, of 5018 Reservoir Road, hit a car on Louisburg Road near Spring Forest Road. In that wreck, one car overturned and the driver was briefly pinned. There were no injuries. 

Minutes later, Harvey slammed into an apartment at the Winslow Park Apartments, 5001 Bedell St., causing major structural damage.

There were three people, including two children, inside the apartment when it was hit, but they were not injured. 

Harvey sustained minor injuries. Authorities say Harvey was speeding away from the scene of the first wreck when he lost control near Louisburg and Fox Roads. 

The Winslow Park Apartments sustained major structural damage, authorities said. The residents in the apartment that was hit and the people living in the two apartments above were unable to stay the night. 

Crews will evaluate the damage further Thursday.