Woman injured when SUV drives through community center is transported to WMC
Posted: April 7, 2015
The Winchester Star
An SUV ran through the community center in the Autumn Glen subdivision east of Stephens City Tuesday afternoon. A woman inside the building was injured and transported to Winchester Medical Center. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
A Frederick County Sheriff's Deputy looks over a Subaru Forester that was driven through the community center in the Autumn Glen subdivision Tuesday afternoon east of Stephens City. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Phyllis Grim, an 85-year-old resident of Autumn Glen, was transported to Winchester Medical Center after she was hit around 12:40 p.m and suffered “serious injuries,” Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division Lt. Warren Gosnell said.
Autumn Glen is a residential community with its entrance from Tasker Road between Warrior Drive and Aylor Road.
Grim was inside Stone Hall, a community center for the development at 115 Bayberry Court, when Susan Kurtz, 68, also of Autumn Glen, drove through the building. Gosnell said Kurtz was attempting to park her Subaru SUV in front of the community center, but stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. The vehicle went at least 55 feet through the back of the building and was completely outside of the building when it came to rest.
Four people were inside the building, some playing cards, and two others were outside. No other injuries were reported.
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