Car crashes into Watergate complex in Washington
Car crashes into Watergate complex in WashingtonRyan King
July 23, 02:50 PM July 23, 02:50 PM
Another Watergate scandal transpired Friday after a driver rammed a vehicle into the historic complex located in northwest Washington, D.C., leaving at least one person injured.
Images from the site showed a gray Subaru Forester that had smashed headfirst into the exterior glass of the facility. First responders managed to stabilize the driver, who rejected additional treatment, and transported a second person to a nearby hospital, officials said.
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The crash did not cause the building to have structural integrity problems, according to officials. Responders reportedly had a crane prepared for their response, but they ultimately did not need to use it.
The car is believed to have struck the building around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, according to D.C. Fire and Rescue. The cause of the crash is unclear.
Watergate is a complex of six buildings located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. In the 1970s, the complex housed the Democratic National Committee and was the subject of a break-in by people with ties to former President Richard Nixon’s reelection efforts.
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Nixon’s subsequent efforts to embark on a cover-up of the scandal led to his resignation. In public interviews, Nixon maintained he did not order the break-in, but rather sought to cover it up to contain the matter politically.