By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — A driver crashed his vehicle through a wall of Bryant Middle School the evening of April 23, but the school was open for classes the next day.
Just before 9 p.m., the unnamed 33-year-old driver drove his vehicle through the parking lot of the school, 460 N. Vernon, and crashed through the south wall, ending up in the basement boiler room.
First responders arrived at the scene and transported the driver, who was conscious to Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn for non-life threatening injuries.
The damages will take some time to repair, according to the Dearborn Public Schools.
No other injuries were reported and police are investigating the crash to determine a cause. The district’s operations staff worked to secure the school and board up the hole.
Firefighters and a tow truck company worked to remove the vehicle from the building.
At the time of the crash, a recreation league basketball game was taking place next to the area where the vehicle struck the building, according to a Facebook post by the district. Players and coaches were evacuated.
Brendan Hay, son of City Councilwoman Leslie Herrick, said via his mother’s live stream from the scene that he was visiting a friend a few doors down when he head the car racing down the street.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected].)