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PHOTOS: SUV Strikes Perry Hall M&T Bank, Bricks Fly

Clean-up outside the Belair Road bank continued past 1:50 p.m.

The Perry Hall M&T Bank drive-thru sustained serious damage Tuesday afternoon, when someone literally tried to drive through it.

At around 1:20 p.m., outside the bank at 8675 Belair Rd., a grey Ford Excursion SUV, driven by an adult female, struck a brick pillar connected to the drive-thru area, Baltimore County police confirmed. Pieces of brick and concrete flew off the pillar and caused serious damage to the front of the vehicle. 

No one was injured and investigators believe the incident was caused by driver error, police said. 

The bank closed briefly following the accident, but immediately reopened in the lobby area, bank management said.

The drive-thru remained closed and clean-up continued past 1:50 p.m.

VWK January 23, 2013 at 02:23 PM
I drive by this bank on my way home so I decided to go around to the back of the bank to see the damage. This was around 3:30 and the drive-thru lanes were both operating, even while men were working on the brick pillar. Didn't look safe to me. I don't think I'd drive under there, but I see Evets comments about a steel beam so hopefully that's the case and that's why they deemed it safe.
HLV January 23, 2013 at 03:17 PM
SUVs don't drive into pillars. Drivers drive into pillars.
Tim January 23, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Skeptical it'll get passed, but here's hoping!
Up and At Em January 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM
Maybe the girl thought it was a Drive Into and not a Drive Thru.
Gabriel Anthony January 24, 2013 at 03:21 AM
What a wall, why is there a wall there? lol. Now she is going to sue the bank. haha im just glad no one was hurt and hopefully she slows down in the future. Too many people zipping down and in a rush. Slow down and you will see that you can get more things done.

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