Car Crashes Into Church Rectory, Driver in Critical

By David Chang
|  Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014  |  Updated 2:11 AM EDT
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A car crashed into an old church rectory building in Bensalem Tuesday night.

NBCPhiladelphia.com-Denise Nakano

A car crashed into an old church rectory building in Bensalem Tuesday night.

A man is fighting for his life after police say he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a building in Bensalem, Bucks County.

The unidentified man was driving erratically at a high speed out of a supermarket parking lot along Street Road Tuesday night, according to investigators.

As he continued driving, police say he lost control of his car and slammed into the side of an unoccupied rectory belonging to Our Lady of Fatima Church on the 2900 block of Street Road.

Investigators say he was trapped inside the vehicle for at least 20 minutes before responding rescue crews were able to pull him out.

The man was taken to Frankford-Torresdale Hospital where he is currently in critical condition.

Investigators say they found prescription painkillers, needles as well as bags of heroin inside his car. Officials suspect the drugs played a role in the crash.
 

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