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Around 9:00 Thursday night, Des Moines police say the driver of a truck slammed into an apartment building at 30th and Douglas.

Laura Gray was inside her kitchen with her young daughter when the driver drove up a hill and rammed right into their apartment building. After hearing the crash, she ran outside and called 911.

The building was evacuated but police say no one inside the apartments were hurt.

Paramedics took the driver to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Police say the driver’s partner reported that he was trying to commit suicide, he denied that claim, instead saying that he lost control of the vehicle when his foot slipped off the brake and onto the accelerator.

The accident is still under investigation.

Charges for criminal mischief are pending.