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Lexus ES300 sedan crashes into Cape Cod Church

Woman taken by MedFlight to Boston hospital after crash
By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz
Posted Apr. 25, 2015 at 9:06 PM
Updated at 10:21 PM

ORLEANS — A woman was taken by MedFlight helicopter to a Boston hospital Saturday after a car she was in crashed into the Orleans United Methodist Church on Main Street, according to the fire department. Her husband, who was driving the car, was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries.

Rescuers responded to the church just after 6 p.m., according to firefighter Thomas Pellegrino.


The couple, who are in their 80s, were traveling north on Route 28 when their vehicle allegedly ran a red light and swerved to avoid a vehicle, according to Pellegrino. The man accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and crashed into the building, Pellegrino said.

Police would not comment on the crash as it remains under investigation.

When rescuers arrived on scene, they helped the couple out of their car. The woman has a fractured ankle and another possible injury, while her husband had minor injuries from his seatbelt, he said.

Part of the wall of the church was pushed in, but the exact damage is under investigation by the building inspector, Pellegrino said.

Car crashes into Orleans church