FORT MYERS, Fla.,- WINK News spoke with the driver about what she says was a terrible accident when she lost control of her car and drove into the Second Haitian Baptist Church. The driver of the car, Marie Masson, was devastated when we asked her about accident last night.
In fact, just before we talked to her, she was at the hospital visiting the victims. She said she didn't have much to say, but just wanted them to know she is truly sorry. Marie says last night she pressed on the brake, but her car didn't stop and she doesn't know why.
"I need somebody to pray for these people inside the hospital. I don't know what to say about it, just need to pray for them," said driver Marie Masson.
As a church service was going on at the Second Haitian Baptist Church. She lost control of her car and smashed through the wall. Her 6 year old son was also inside the vehicle.
"It was like we in a dream, it looked like we dreaming, because it's devastating because of the accident," said Masson.
21 people were injured, some even trapped under her car.
"I push the brake and the car keep going slowly, from me I think slowly, slowly, slowly."
Several teams of first responders raced to get help the victims.
"I'm just a little bit scared, I'm scared, I don't know what is going to happen to these people because I'm responsible."
Mortified by the destruction and pain she caused for many, Masson tells WINK News, she is sorry.
"I went to the hospital, I don't know what to do. I don't say anything, I just want to see them, look at them, I don't know what to say," Masson told WINK News.
And now, she says all she can do is pray.
"I need somebody to pray for these people inside the hospital. I don't know what to say about it, just need to pray for them."
Now, Masson said the car is going to be looked at because she said she hasn't had any problems with it in the past. She also tell WINK News, her son did complain of foot pain, but he is ok.