Car smashes into Courtice community centre, plunges into pool

Police are investigating after a woman drove her car through the Courtice Community Complex and into the children's pool Friday morning.

Everyone is safe after a woman drove her car into a Clarington, Ont., recreation centre and into a children’s pool, Durham police say.

The 36-year-old woman crashed the car into the Courtice Community Complex and it plunged into the water around 8:40 a.m. Friday. Police and paramedics helped her out of the car, and she wasn’t hurt. Officers say no one was in the pool at the time.

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The Courtice Road North building is badly damaged from the crash, police say.

The Municipality of Clarington says the complex, the fitness training centre, and the Courtice branch of the public library are closed until further notice. The centre has also cancelled all programming and classes because of the crash.

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Police believe the incident is mental-health related, but they continue to investigate. They are urging any witnesses to this crash to call Cst. Sikma at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1687. Anyone who wants to send them information anonymously can call Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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