By Staff

SAUGUS (CBS) — A Lynn man is facing charges after a car crashed into a building in Saugus Friday morning. It happened at the Daria Kitchen and Interiors Showroom on Lincoln Avenue.

The vehicle left a large hole in the side of the building.

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According to police, Alfredo Niz-Lopez, 20, crashed into the store after driving off from the scene of an earlier crash.

Around 4 a.m. officers were called to a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Ballard Street. Police said a driver reported she had been rear-ended at a red light and the other car, allegedly driven by Niz-Lopez, had driven away.

“The woman pursued Niz-Lopez for a short time on Lincoln Avenue as he attempted to flee before he lost control of his vehicle and subsequently crashed into a storefront at 529 Lincoln Ave. He then allegedly attempted to flee the second crash on foot, but was located and taken into custody by Saugus Police,” police said.

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Crews were still on scene at 6 a.m. inspecting the building’s damage.

A car drove into a building on Lincoln Avenue in Saugus (WBZ-TV)

Niz-Lopez was hospitalized as a result of the crash but his injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

He was summoned to court on the following charges: operating under the influence of liquor, two counts of leaving the scene of a property damage crash, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a marked lanes violation.

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Police said while no one was seriously injured by this incident, drivers should not pursue someone who is fleeing the scene of a crash. They should call 911 and provide police with as much information as they can. Staff