Saturday, September 17, 2011
Van slams into school, would have been a mass casualty incident had classes been in session
Had this happened when school was in session it likely would have been a mass casualty incident.
As luck would happen, a minivan slammed into St. Leo the Great School in the Lincroft section of Middletown, New Jersey on a Saturday. It went through one classroom, then through the back wall, across a courtyard and through a third wall into a second classroom. The driver, a man in his 70s, and his passenger wife, miraculously, only suffered abrasions from their air bags.
It is believed the driver meant to hit the brakes but pushed down on the accelerator instead by mistake.
Due to structural damage to the building, Monday classes have been canceled.