Vehicle Drives Through Wall of Florida Church, Injuring 21 People


According to ABC News, a car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews.

Police officials said a Lexus sedan struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida around 8 p.m. on April 20, when there were about 200 people inside. When officers arrived at the scene, church members were using car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped underneath.

The driver, a young woman, told investigators that she was looking for a parking spot when the car malfunctioned and it drove “straight into the building,” adding that the car’s brakes malfunctioned.

According to a Lee Memorial Health System spokesperson, the almost two dozen injured people were taken to Lee County hospitals.

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