Police chief says accident at Albion Elementary remains under investigation

Posted 4 April 2016 at 5:40 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers – Albion firefighter Beau Piskorowski stands outside the back of the Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School after a vehicle crashed into the building at about 3 p.m. today.

Press Release, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni

ALBION – On April 4, 2016 at 3:02 p.m. the Albion Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the driveway of the Albion High School located at 302 East Avenue in the Village of Albion.

Responding Albion Police units were advised that one of the vehicles involved in the accident had left the scene and continued southbound on the school driveway. Moments later additional calls were received indicating that a vehicle had struck the Primary School.

Albion Police units arrived on scene and determined that a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle in the school campus driveway, that vehicle then continued southbound and struck the Primary School. The Albion Fire Department and COVA Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

Albion police officer Karol Hughes takes a photo of the damage at the Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School. The SUV that hit the school was pulled away by Waters Auto Body & Paint in Albion.

As a result of the vehicle impacting the wall, the vehicle entered into the building approximately 2 feet. Debris from the vehicle and the wall itself then struck several students that were in a classroom that was located on other side of the impacted wall.

Five students received injuries that appear to be minor as a result of being struck by debris. The injured students were taken to area hospitals by ambulance. The other students in the classroom were evaluated by school medical staff.

The preliminary cause of the accident is believed to be attributed to a medical condition involving the driver of the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time.