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Car Crashes into Church, 21 Injured

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

21 people were injured Easter Sunday after a car crashed into a Fort Myers church conducting an Easter service.

About the Fort Meyers Crash

USA Today reports that 200 people were attending an Easter Service at the Second Haitian Baptist Church in Fort Meyers, Florida when a car crashed into the building around 8 pm, injuring dozens.

Investigators believe the accident occurred after a member of the church turned into the parking lot to park. Upon missing the parking space, her Lexus crashed through the building and into church pews holding 30 to 40 people.

Members of the church rushed to the aid of their fellow worshipers, attempting to use car jacks to lift the vehicle off victims.

A total of 21 people, including at least three children were injured, were injured in the accident. 18 people were taken to Lee County Hospitals.

U.S. Auto Accident Statistics

Following information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people died in crashes along U.S. roadways in 2012 – a 3.3 percent increase from 2011 when 32,479 fatal accidents were recorded.
  • In addition, 2,362,000 people were injured in auto accident, up 6.5 percent from 2011.
  • Of those killed along U.S. roadways:


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