Wake County

Repairs continue where car crashed into Cameron Village Library

The front windows of Cameron Village Regional Library in the Young Adult section remain covered with wood and tape on Wednesday, Jun. 6. A car crashed into the glass on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
The front windows of Cameron Village Regional Library in the Young Adult section remain covered with wood and tape on Wednesday, Jun. 6. A car crashed into the glass on Sunday, May 27, 2018. ctoth@newsobserver.com

Plywood now covers the exterior of the Cameron Village Library and part of its Young Adult section is taped off where a car crashed into the building last month.

Wake County spokeswoman Alice Avery said the library was open when the vehicle ran into the window shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. No injuries were reported, county officials said.

The driver of the vehicle's name was not released, and county officials said they did not have an estimated cost of the repairs.

Avery said the double-paned windows of the library were designed to be shatterproof.

“The glass is manufactured to absorb energy in such a way that the material fractures along many small, dull lines rather than in large, sharp shards,” she explained.

The outer pane of the double-paned window was damaged but remained intact. Its glass was “spiderwebbed" because of the impact, Avery said.

Still, the library branch is open. The process to match and replace the tinted glass is expected to take six to eight weeks.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks
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