PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The law school building on the University of Pittsburgh campus was damaged late Wednesday night when a SUV slammed into the side of it.

The crash happened around 10:15 p.m. at the Barco Law Building in the 3900-block of Forbes Avenue.

Officials say the SUV jumped the curb, nearly hit into a Pitt Police substation, then skidded down some stairs and into the building.

If left and eight-foot hole in the side of the structure and the vehicle became lodged in a judge’s chamber.

“I was in the basement of the law school. The whole building shook; we heard a loud crash. A few seconds later the fire alarms went off,” said Dan Taglioli, a Pitt law student. “We all went outside and there it was, a hole in the building.”

The building was evacuated and a city building inspector was brought in to examine the damage. He declared the building safe for use.

The hole has been boarded up.

The woman who was driving the vehicle was taken to the hospital for observation. There was no word on her condition or what caused the crash.

The investigation continues.

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