Car collides with bowling alley pillar

Published 12:05 pm Friday, December 23, 2016


Officers with the Franklin Police, Fire and EMS departments responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident at the bowling alley on Armory Drive in Franklin on Tuesday afternoon, where a car had collided with one of the building’s brick pillars.

According to Captain Tim Whitt of the Franklin Police Department, the impact was severe enough to cause the car’s air bag to deploy, and caused significant damage to the vehicle, but only minor damage to the column.

The driver, who sustained injury to his head, has been identified as a 63-year-old Franklin resident, and was transported from the scene to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital. The car has been identified as a 1990 four-door Mercury Grand Marquis LS sedan.

Police are continuing to investigate the accident, and believe alcohol to have been a factor in the crash. Charges are pending.