Car hits church

The Associated Press
Monday October 14, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO — Four congregation members were injured Sunday after a fellow member drove through the front doors of the church following services. 

Haddie Ridley jumped the curb after leaving the Cosmopolitan Baptist Church. Her car hit three church members standing outside before plowing through its doors, said the Rev. Alfred Ray Gentle. 

“I was in my office and it sounded like 9-11,” Gentle said. “Dust and everything just came right in.” 

Gentle said Ridley, who is in her 80s, most likely hit the accelerator instead of the brake.