Car crashes into Davidson County church parsonage

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A Davidson County pastor and his family are cleaning up Thursday after a car plowed into the side of their home. (Joe McCloskey/WGHP-TV)

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Davidson County pastor and his family are cleaning up Thursday after a car plowed into the side of their home.

Pastor Michael Kearns, of Welcome Church of God on Old Highway 52, said a car drove into his home around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Kearns said he and his family were in the church parsonage when they saw a mirror fly off of the bathroom wall and shatter on the floor. He said that’s when they realized a car had driven through their yard and into their house, leaving a large hole in the side of the house.

While fixing their home will be an inconvenience, Kearns said he is praying for the recovery of the female driver and the child inside the car.

Kearns also said the situation could have been much worse. He said he is thankful the car didn’t hit another vehicle or injure his children who were playing in the yard a few minutes before the crash.

The Highway Patrol has charged the driver with Failure to Maintain Lane Control. Both the driver and the child were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

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