Car crashes into Florida Easter celebration
A Florida church was filled with celebrants on Easter Sunday when a car rammed into the side of the building. The driver said the car accident was due to brake failure.
The driver was reportedly trying to park in the church lot before she ended up driving through a wall and straight into the pews. As many as 40 people were directly in the path of the car. Twenty-one people were hurt, including at least three children.
Police described a frantic scene at the church, where about 200 members were in attendance when the car accident happened around 8 p.m. When emergency personnel arrived, members of the church were working to free some of the car accident victims who were stuck underneath the car.
The car accident left a large hole in the wall of the church and the interior was strewn with rubble. One member of the congregation said a “pop” sound occurred before the wall was breached. Despite severe property damage, authorities said the church building was not on the verge of collapse.
The local community flocked to the church as word spread of the car accident. People went to the area trying to find out if their family or friends were among the car accident victims.
When an accident is caused by driver error or mechanical failure, compensation may be due for the pain and suffering of the car accident’s victims and the property damage the accident caused. An attorney experienced in working on car accidents can fight for car accident victims to receive appropriate compensation for their injuries and damage claims.
Source: News-Press.com, “Easter tragedy in Fort Myers after car crashes into church,” Michael Braun, April 21, 2014