Driver Suffers Seizure, Crashes Into Girard College Wall

A man is recovering after police say he crashed his car into a wall at Girard College in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.

By David Chang
|  Monday, Mar 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:14 PM EDT
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Car Crashes Into Wall at Local College

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A man is recovering after police say he crashed his car into a wall at Girard College in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.

Police say the man was trying to park near the school when he suffered a seizure, struck another car and then smashed into the wall surrounding the 43-acre campus on 24th and College Avenue. The car struck with such force that it wedged into the wall which is ten-feet high and 14-inches thick. The driver was taken to the hospital where he is currently in stable condition.

The wall, which dates back to 1846, was included in the will of Stephen Girard, the founder of the college who died back in 1831. The car was taken out of the wall which currently has a large hole in it. Crews have not yet revealed how long it will take to fully repair it.

 


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