A Ford Explorer mysteriously appeared on its side against a Benedict College building this morning, and police are looking for its driver.
The smashed-up burgundy SUV was on its passenger side, roof against the Administration Building in the 2100 block of Taylor Street, near Pine Street, Columbia Police Department spokesman Brick Lewis said.
It apparently veered off or crossed Taylor, smashed through a brick pillar and fencing and struck a tree before coming to rest. There was no sign of the driver.
The SUV slammed into a section of the building housing a mechanical room. A group of maintenance workers were gathered around the area Friday morning as they figured out how to repair the damaged building.
Police tape roped off the area from passersby.
There is no evidence that anyone in the building or on the grounds was injured.
"I just hope the driver's not hurt," Lewis said.
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