Arab Police respond to 2 different calls of cars crashed into a home, Arab High School

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Courtesy: Arab Police Department

Courtesy: Arab Police Department

ARAB, Ala. — Police are turning to the community for help in an investigation that stemmed from an unusual situation — two cars crashed into two separate buildings at two different times.

Sunday morning Arab Police got a call about a car that had crashed into a home. “A vehicle left the roadway and struck a residence,” Assistant Chief Shane Washburn says, “It ran into the garage area. It actually went into the garage a little ways.”

The truck left Brashiers Chapel Road, went across the yard of the home dragging branches with it, and then hit the garage. Luckily, no one was hurt, but the driver took off. “Neighbors describe the driver that ran off as a 30 to 40-year-old white female with black to brown hair shoulder length,” Washburn says.

Neighbors tell police she appeared to be confused, and then left, leaving the truck where it was. “We did find out the vehicle was stolen out of Cullman County,” Washburn said.

A few hours later, Arab Police got a call about another car that had crashed into a building. This time it was Arab High School. “A parent was teaching their daughter how to drive a vehicle,” Washburn says.

Police say the teen accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, crashing into the gym wall. Monday activities resumed as usual and the damage was boarded up.

The other case is under investigation. Police are looking for the woman involved, turning to the community for tips. “Right now we just have a description and that’s all we have to go on right now,” Washburn says.

If you have any information about this situation you’re asked to call Arab Police.

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