Thursday, December 09, 2010

Car crashes into church

And it got a fence, too.
Police said Isidro Palomo's Chevy Blazer smashed through a wall of Huisache Baptist Church just before 7 a.m. Thursday after he jumped out of the moving vehicle.

Palomo told police he was driving along Interstate 10 near Woodlawn Avenue when his accelerator suddenly hit the floor and became stuck. He said it sent the vehicle barreling down the highway at speeds of up to 90 mph.

"He tried to put it in neutral and use his emergency brake to slow his vehicle down and it kept on accelerating, so he exited the highway," said Officer Art Knox, with the San Antonio Police Department.

Knox said the vehicle hit a curb and Paloma jumped out, suffering a few minor cuts and bruises on his knees.

Meanwhile, the SUV kept rolling, first through a chain-link fence, then through the church wall.
(from KSAT-12)

Bonus strangeness: The pastor's reaction.
"It just goes to show you that God will use extreme measures to get somebody to church. If you won't go, He'll take you," said Bez Cummings, the church pastor, jokingly.
Well, technically it was the SUV that went. Apparently Mr. Palomo thought he didn't need no churchin', because he jumped out before he got there.

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