This morning, around 8:45 a.m., a green mini van ran into the PNC Bank on the corner of South Main Street and Bay Street in Berlin, MD. Neighbors in the Town Hall said that their floors shook when the van hit the bank.
As far as we know, the driver, passenger, and one bank teller were taken to the hospital. The van was towed away and an emergency crew was called to help clean up the scene. Local companies try to clean up the broken brick walls of the bank. A giant dumpster was delivered to the scene to collect bricks and broken glass from the bank’s exterior wall.
In February of 2009 a vehicle hit the side of the PNC Bank facing William Street causing significant damage to the building. During this accident, a bank employee was injured by debris from the vehicles impact. The bank teller was taken to the Atlantic General Hospital for treatment and was later released.
South Main and Bay Streets are closed to traffic right now. The PNC staff is directing customers to the Ocean Pines and West Ocean City branches for service. The bank will be closed until further notice. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the friends and families of those involved.