Crash causes car to drive through Greensboro elementary school playground

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – A woman in Greensboro suffered a medical emergency, ran a stop sign, caused a crash and drove through an elementary school playground.

A Lexus sedan went through a stop sign and crashed into a mini-van at about 2:20 p.m. Thursday on Benjamin Parkway, according to Cpl. D.P. Counts with the Greensboro police.

The car left the roadway, crashed through a fence and rolled through the playground of General Greene Elementary at 1501 Benjamin Pkwy.

Between 70 and 80 fourth and fifth-grade students were on the playground during the incident, but nobody was struck, according to police.

There were no injuries to any students or staff at the school. The driver of the car is being treated at a hospital. Police said she may have lost consciousness during the incident.

The car traveled across the playground and came stopped after hitting the school building.

Police said there was no structural damage to the school. There was damage to the fence and damage to the mini-van.

There is no current word on any possible charges against the woman driving the car. She was driving between 20 to 25 mph during the incident, according to police.