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SAN JOSE – A driver escaped injury when scaffolding at a Japantown construction site collapsed onto the street.

The collapse occurred shortly before 6 p.m. at Jackson and 7th streets, according to the driver, who asked to remain anonymous.

The driver said he was traveling westbound on Jackson when he heard a creaking sound and his car was hit by the scaffolding. The rear and passenger side windows were shattered by the impact.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Shea Properties and Swenson Builders are building a mixed-use development at the site. The project calls for 518 residential units, 19,000 square feet of retail, a public park and an arts center.

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Author: Jason Green, Nhat Meyer

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