Car Smashes Into Bank of America in San Francisco

By Stephanie Chuang, NBC Bay Area Staff and Wire Services
|  Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014  |  Updated 1:11 PM PDT
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A driver is in the hospital after her car slams into a Bank of America branch in San Francisco. Stephanie Chuang reports.

A driver is in the hospital after her car slams into a Bank of America branch in San Francisco. Stephanie Chuang reports.

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A car smashed into a Bank of America branch on Mission Street and Geneva Avenue.

Officers responded to the solo-vehicle crash at a Bank of America about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, Officer Albie Esparza said.

A white sedan crashed into the building next to a bus stop.

According to Esparza, the female driver was driving at a high rate of speed south on Mission and almost hit a Muni bus. Police believe it might be a DUI crash. Investigators are trying to determine how fast the driver was going at the time of the crash.

"Thankfully noone else was hurt -- on a weekday, at a bus stop, it could have been a lot worse," Esparza said.

The driver was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The car is reportedly registered to someone in San Bernandino County.

The San Francisco Fire Department also responded to the scene, Esparza said.

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