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Cops: Priest runs over churchgoers on Good Friday

by ljackson

KMOV.com

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 11:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 3:06 PM

FOREST HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities and witnesses say a woman lost her leg and at least five other people were injured when a priest drove into a group of people after a Good Friday service in western Pennsylvania.
The crash happened in the parking lot of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Forest Hills, just east of Pittsburgh.
Authorities and witnesses say the priest drove into a group of people on a patio where older people typically wait for rides.
Angela Thomas, a nurse and parishioner, says she saw the woman's severed leg and gave her belt to use as a tourniquet. She also tended to a man pinned under the car.
Thomas says the priest told her the accelerator just went.
At least five people have been taken to the hospital.
Witnesses say the priest served at St. Maurice's.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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