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Out-of-Control Car Misses Corinth Church ‘By Grace of God’

The car’s rear bumper came off in the front lawn of Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church on Friday morning. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

A man was transported by ambulance to the hospital Friday morning after his Camaro careened through the front lawn of Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church and came to rest by the parsonage, Corinth Police said.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Charles Martin was inside the house and had just fixed a bowl of cereal around the time the incident occurred on North Shiloh Road at around 8 a.m.

In fact, Martin did not even hear the car as it traveled about 100 yards from North Shiloh Road to the parsonage. The car came close to striking the pillars of the church’s front entrance and came to rest right beside the pastor’s house. The parsonage was not damaged, but a shrub by the house was impacted.

It was “by the grace of God” that the wreck was not worse, Martin said.

The Camaro left a trail of muddy tracks through the front lawn of the church, and the rear bumper also came off.

The pastor did not realize anything had happened until the Corinth Fire Department arrived, and he thought something must have happened at his neighbor’s house. But when he walked outside, the first responders were looking at the side of his house.

Martin said the driver was lying on the ground moaning. The driver’s injuries did not appear life threatening, officials said.

The pastor had only been home about 10 minutes from driving a school bus route.

The car left a trail of muddy tracks.
The car came to rest by the parsonage, but the house was not damaged.

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