That may, in fact, be the only explanation that works.
The car managed to avoid barricade polls, large stone planters, lampposts, metal barriers and a narrow sidewalk, only to crash into the CNN Center entrance. Not even the police have a full explanation about how a car made it that far. “While I don’t have additional info at the moment I feel it is safe to say that the car was on the road at some point and then left it,” the police said in a statement to CNN.
News of the odd crash was broken by CNN’s own Twitter account:
“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
Gerlmy Javon Todd was apparently the driver of the Mercedes coupe that hit the building around 4:15 a.m. local time. Police noticed a smell of marijuana and Todd reportedly admitted to smoking.