Two teenagers, who were reportedly racing, crashed their car into a Concord funeral home during services Sunday afternoon, injuring themselves and one person inside the facility, according to authorities.
Around 1:30 p.m., a black Chevy Nova crashed into the front of Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel on Clayton Rd. before a service began.
"Literally, five seconds after I had entered the side room, we heard what we thought was an earthquake and saw the car careening into the front of the building," said Edmund Wyrabkiewicz, funeral director for Ouimet Bros. Funeral Chapel.
Police say two teenagers were inside the vehicle, ages 16 and 17, who were rushed by paramedics to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with serious injuries.
One man who still lingering in the building's foyer before services were set to begin, was struck and hurt bad enough for paramedics to transport him to the hospital.
According to witnesses, the teens were racing another vehicle when they lost control and crashed into the funeral home.
Later Sunday, officers interviewed a teenager believed to be the driver of the other car which may have contributed to this accident.
“The second driver who was not involved in the collision returned to the scene and we were able to identify him through witnesses and witness accounts so he's been detained for further investigation regarding the speed contest allegation,” said Lt. Tim Runyon, Concord Police Dept..
Police had not made any arrests by Sunday evening and were still interviewing witnesses, also asking for others to come forward if they saw the crash earlier Sunday.
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