WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A van ran into a church on Princess Place Drive, breaking windows and causing damage to the façade Tuesday afternoon.
Wilmington Police and rescue crews responded to a call around 4:40 p.m. that a vehicle had hit a building at 2018 Princess Place Drive.
When emergency responders arrived, the van had left the scene. Police located the van that was involved in the incident nearby.
According to police, the driver says the brakes failed. He stepped on the pedal to avoid the stopped car in front of him and swerved to avoid it, hitting the building.
The driver of the van was charged with driving while his license was revoked.
The building, called The Potter’s House International Worship Center, was checked by officers from the Wilmington Fire Department and was not considered at risk of collapsing.
The church’s Senior Pastor Sharmel Lewis said she was thankful no one was hurt as there are usually people sitting on the window ledge waiting for the bus.
No one was in the building when the collision occurred. The driver has no life-threatening injuries.
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