Car Plows Through Packed Florida Church During Easter Concert
A frightening story out of Fort Myers, Florida, where a car slammed into a packed church during an Easter concert. The accident left 21 people hurt and occurred while about 200 people were inside the Second Haitian Baptist Church.
So far, authorities are calling the crash an "accident."
Here's further details from AP:
FORT MYERS, Fla. – 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.
Fort Myers police Lt. Victor Medico says the Lexus sedan struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church at around 8 p.m. Sunday, when there were about 200 people inside. Investigators are looking into the crash even though they believe it was "an unfortunate traffic accident."
The (Fort Myers) News-Press reports church members used car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped underneath.
Mary Briggs of Lee Memorial Health System says 18 people were taken to hospitals. She says none required surgery and one person was dismissed later Sunday.