Car Crashes, Falls 12 Feet Over Wall, Lands Upside Down in Parking Lot

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By: Lanetra Bennett
July 22, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - A car crashes, falls over a 12-foot wall, and lands upside down.

Nearby witnesses saw it all happen and rushed to help the three women that they say were trapped inside the car.

Witnesses say they're amazed anyone survived.

Tallahassee resident Jessica Gallmon says, "I just saw all of this commotion, I didn't know what was going on and then I walked out here and saw that."

Tony Alexander says he was looking out of the window at work around 9:00 Tuesday morning, when he saw the Chrysler 300 pick up speed down North Monroe Street in Tallahassee, crash into a 'road work', the Envision Credit Union sign, through a white fence, before it fell below to the credit union's rear parking lot, landing upside down.

Amazingly, the car narrowly missed a parked car; and the two parking spaces it landed upside down in were empty.

"Natural instinct was to run and help." Says, Alexander.

Alexander and two co-workers at Firestone Tires sprinted across the street.

He says there were three women in the car. They were able to get one out quickly. He says, "Most of the damage was to the front of the vehicle, she was in the rear. So, once we opened that door, she was in shock. She just kept yelling help my mother, help my grandmother. We got her out and some people carried her out to the side. The other two, we couldn't get out because of the doors were just pinned shut."

Firefighters used the jaws of life to open the doors.

The women were taken to the hospital; as well as a man who was in a Toyota Camry that witnesses say the Chrysler sideswiped during the crash.

No word on what caused the crash. Authorities have not released the women's names or their conditions. Alexander says the women were conscious on scene, because he heard one of the women praying out loud.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 22, 2014

An accident near the intersection of N. Monroe and Carolina Streets has left one car overturned in a credit union parking lot.

The accident occurred this morning when a Chrysler 300 hit a street light, crashed through a barrier and fell 12 feet into the Envision Credit Union rear parking lot, landing upside down.

One other vehicle was involved but the details of its involvement in the accident are not known at this time.

One of the drivers was taken away in an ambulance.

N. Monroe Street was briefly closed but re-opened once the scene was cleared.


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