Car Crashes into Church in Ohio, Injures Six People


January 08, 2019

COLUMBUS, OH. – A car crashed through a wall of a Columbus, Ohio, church injuring six people who were attending a service, according to an online news report from myplainview.com.*

Members of the Crossroads United Methodist Church in Columbus were attending a Sunday service, when a car crashed through one of the church’s walls. About 100 members were inside the church that day for a Christmas performance and were singing a hymn, when the car came flying through and shattered a stained glass window. 

The collision and glass explosion caused six people to suffer cuts and other injuries. They were all transported to a local hospital for treatment. The victims and the driver of the car have not been identified. It does not appear anyone suffered life-threatening injuries. 

Police do not yet know what caused the car to crash into the church. The building will need extensive repairs, including work to rebuild the portion of the wall where a giant hole now stands. No additional information about the crash has been reported at this time. 

As shocking as they seem, occurrences of cars crashing into homes and buildings are not all that rare. Several of these crashes occur every day around the United States, causing damage to property and injuries to people. Many of these accidents are caused by inattentive or distracted driving, driving under the influence, and pedal error or gear error. A lot of drivers who crash into storefronts and homes are found to have pressed on the accelerator when they believed they were pressing on the brake. Many are also found to have been in “drive” when they thought they were in “reverse.”  

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Source:
https://www.myplainview.com/news/article/6-hurt-when-car-crashes-into-church-shatters-13487566.php
https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/2018/02/27/why-do-so-many-drivers-crash-into-buildings/362650002/

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