A woman crashed her car Monday morning into a Palo Alto apartment complex behind two El Camino Real businesses, according to the city's fire department.
The department received a call around 11:30 a.m. alerting them to the accident. A woman had driven her car over the curb and through a fence into the side of a three-unit apartment building behind Stanford Carpets and Green Mail at 3770 El Camino Real, damaging the building enough that it has been deemed "not livable" at this point, said Fire Inspector John Parks. No one was inside any of the units at the time of the accident.
The crash caused a power outage for the two El Camino Real businesses in front of the building; power has since been restored.
The driver declined any medical attention, according to fire personnel. Police said they didn't suspect the driver was impaired in any way.