FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) â€” Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.
Fort Myers police Lt. Victor Medico says the car struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church at around 8 p.m. Sunday. He says the driver said the car malfunctioned and that it may have been the brakes.
Medico says there were about 200 people inside the church and that people had to be pulled from underneath the car.
The News-Press (http://newspr.es/1i7MLTi ) reports that Lee Memorial health System spokeswoman Mary Biggs says 18 people were taken to Lee County hospitals, including four trauma patients.