Last night, Mercyhurst students who were working in the 24-hour study lounge were shocked when a car crashed into the building at approximately 2 a.m.
Freshman Emilee Moye witnessed the incident.
“My friend and I were getting up to leave. We were both facing the window. My friend saw the car first and thought it shouldn’t be that close,” Moye said.
The front left part of the car crashed right against the wall of Hammermill Library, where a student was studying feet away. No one was injured.
The driver backed up and drove off, leaving behind several destroyed parts of the car, witnesses said. The students then called Police & Safety who tried to track down the car.
“What shocked me was the speed at which the car hit the wall,” said Moye. “If it weren’t for the brick in the wall in the lounge, the car would’ve gone straight through the glass.”
Mercyhurst Police & Safety declined comment, saying the case is still open. Erie Police are also investigating the hit-run crash.