tags: Timeline May 2014, voting polling target, vehicle attack, accident, not terrorism, Attacks on Clergy, Churches, Cars Hit Buildings, parking lot, pedestrian victim, elderly suspect, pedal mistake
May 6, 2014 Pastor Hurt as Van Backs Over 3 At Concord Church Voting Site In Concord North Carolina at church parking lot, a 79 year old woman Fay Griffin suddenly backed up her van at a high rate of speed over 3 pedestrians, including the pastor of Center United Methodist Church. The church was being used as a polling place for voters. The victims have been identified as Tony Allen, 55, of Midland, Susan Hicks, 64, of Concord and Sharon Campbell, 62, of Mount Pleasant. Officials do not believe the accident was intentional.
First responders were called to Center United Methodist Church on South Union Street around 11 a.m.
A female driver of a Dodge van backed up at a high rate of speed and hit a silver Honda and three people -- including the pastor of the church -- in the parking lot, according to police. Officers told Channel 9 that those three people were rushed to a local hospital, two of them with critical injuries. The victims have been identified as Tony Allen, 55, of Midland, Susan Hicks, 64, of Concord and Sharon Campbell, 62, of Mount Pleasant.
The Charlotte Observer
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