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Woman loses control of truck, drives through fences before smashing into Riverside temple

Woman loses control of truck, drives through fences before smashing into Riverside church (WKEF/WRGT)

UPDATE- Riverside Police said a woman is lucky to be alive after losing control while driving southbound on Harshman Road and crashing into a Sikh temple.

Betty Waymire lives next to the temple, and the he driver went through her front yard.

"I looked out my window and saw my yard full of wood. Saw his fence torn up and then I looked this way and saw their fence down and then I saw the truck in the church," Waymire said.

The driver had some bumps and bruises but should be fine.

"I thought she was hurt much, much, much worse. I don't know if I should say all that but I thought she was not with us (anymore)," Waymire said.

Police think the driver had some kind of medical issue.

"Luckily no one was seriously injured. There was no one inside the church at the time of the crash. The driver sustained minor injuries," Sgt. David Crigler with the Riverside Police Department said.

There are tire tracks from where the driver lost control and went through two yards and there's no sign she ever hit the brakes.

"She's very lucky. She missed a gas line by a couple of feet and she missed two very large trees and not to mention a house by just feet," Sgt. Crigler said.

The room that was hit was for washing up and for holding people's shoes.

The temple will have to wait and see if the building is structurally sound before having service on Sunday.

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RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A truck has crashed into a church in the 2000 block of Harshman road in Riverside.

It appears the driver drove through a yard and then into the church, the Sikh Society of Dayton.

FOX 45's Christian Hauser reports that the woman driving the truck is banged up but okay after losing control of the vehicle and driving through two fences. No one was inside the church at the time of the crash. Police say a medical condition may have led to the crash. They say the driver will be cited for failure to control.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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