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Car slams into church, injures four

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Posted: Feb 21, 2011 5:16 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Feb 21, 2011 5:16 PM
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Topics: Crash, pregnant, woman, injured, north, carrollton, Alan, Durlacker, Failure, to, maintain, a vehicle

BATON ROUGE - Four people are recovering after a car they were directing Monday morning suddenly backed over them.

It happened just after 10 a.m. at the Resurrection Life Family Ministries on North Carrollton Avenue.

Baton Rouge Police say 63-year-old Alan Durlacher was backing into the garage of the church when he hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and slammed into four volunteers who were picking up food.

Victoria Thomas was inside when she heard a loud boom. When she ran outside she heard people crying out to call 911.

"When I came out all I saw was a grey car in the garage and a lady was under the car, one was jammed against a door and one was 3 months pregnant," Thomas said. "I pray to God she didn't lose the baby."

Three people, including the pregnant woman, were transported to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries, Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely said.

One woman was treated on scene with what appeared to be a hand injury.

According to Pastor Pollie B. Johnson, the pregnant woman was listed in stable condition, and her baby is expected to be alright.

Police say the crash was an accident, but Durlacher was charged with failure to maintain a vehicle. No other charges are expected at this time.

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