There is some rather “breaking” news coming out of Atlanta today as a Mercedes-Benz has come crashing right into the lobby of the CNN Center in Atlanta.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the incident all went down at around 4:15 a.m. this morning when the vehicle slammed into the glass in the front of the lobby.
The car came to a stop just inside the lobby in front of the CNN sign.
Thankfully, the CNN Center has a fairly large lobby and the vehicle was not incredibly close to any of the offices in the building where someone could have been hurt. They are not reporting any injuries on the scene.
Shortly after the incident occurred, CNN Newsource took to their Twitter account to share a photo of the vehicle and marking the original reporting of the issue.
“Breaking” news at CNN Center – a driver crashed into our lobby! Fortunately no injuries – NA-08FR and RE-12FR pic.twitter.com/2T1WleFizU
— CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) June 13, 2014
According to WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, there was a man and woman in the vehicle at the time of the accident. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Gerlmy Javon Todd, the driver of the vehicle, in possession of marijuana; to which he admitted to smoking prior to the incident.
The identity of the woman in the vehicle has not been announced as of yet nor have there been any charges filed against the passenger. Unfortunately, the driver is not getting off so easily.
Todd is being charged with Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Marijuana.
There has been no explanation as to what actually caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and subsequently crash into the building at this point, but I think it is safe to say that they are going to need some new windows.
While this is definitely an unfortunate incident for the people who work in the CNN Center, the important thing here is that no one was injured and that the property damage is a lot less than it certainly could have been given the circumstances.
Right now, the police are still investigating the matter.