FREDERICTON – No charges will be laid in an accident that put a large hole in the Parish of Kingston’s parish hall.
The Rev. Douglas Painter was having a post-dinner rest in the rectory on June 15 when he heard a loud bang. Soon the fire department, paramedics and RCMP were on scene to deal with an SUV that had crashed through the front wall of the parish hall.
“I looked out and saw a car sticking out of the hall,” he said.
The SUV came to rest straddling the stairwell to the basement and breached an interior wall. The driver was taken to hospital as a precaution and later released. No one else was hurt.
“We are praying for all involved,” said Mr. Douglas. “We give thanks to the first responders, particularly to the fire department who were here very quickly, and the paramedics and the RCMP. We give thanks to the Lord.”
He added, “It is what it is, and we will cope. Everyone is safe and that’s the most important thing.”
The New Brunswick Anglican
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