No one hurt when car hits Akeley apartment

A wall in one of the units at Village Apartments in Akeley sustained damage from a vehicle hit Monday afternoon. Temporary repairs have been made to the cinder block structure.
Shannon Geisen / Park Rapids Enterprise
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One unit in the Village Apartments behind Zappy’s restaurant in Akeley was hit by a vehicle Monday afternoon. A cinder block/concrete block wall in one of the seven units took the hit.

Owner/manager Bruce Bolton said he could not comment on the cause of the accident, which is under investigation.

“It was a tenant,” he said. “I believe this tenant was arriving home. I’m very thankful that nobody was hurt, that was the primary concern when I heard about what had happened. We have great tenants over there, and everyone was relieved when it appeared everyone was OK. It’s a pretty close-knit community.

“The main damage happened in a bedroom, and thankfully no one was in the bedroom at the time.”

Bolton said he was notified of the accident around 4 p.m. May 16. He said the unit that was damaged will be assessed and repaired as soon as possible.


“It damaged a section of cement blocks and the interior of that same wall,” he said. “We’ve got a temporary wall up, so it is OK for habitation.”

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Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.
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