Live long enough and almost nothing comes as a surprise.

So when a car crashed into the Dillsburg Senior Activity Center last week and left a gaping hole in an exterior wall, it wasn't anything the center's seniors hadn't seen before.

"It's not the first time," center Director Scott Shughart said.

About 12 or 15 years ago, another vehicle struck the same corner of the 1 N. Second St. senior center, he said. That crash damaged a wall as well.

Just after 7 p.m. Friday, Carroll Township Police were called to the Dillsburg Senior Center for a two-vehicle crash, according to police.

Police said Casandra Logan, 28, of Woodbridge, Va., was northbound on South Second Street in a Ford Escape when she ran the stop sign at West Harrisburg Street and struck a Buick driven by Tracy Smith, 43, of Wellsville.

No one inside: The Buick then crashed into the senior center, which was unoccupied at the time, police said.

One wall of the center now has a hole that's about 5-6 feet long by about 2-3 feet wide, Shughart said.

"We called the same contractor we used the last time," he said.

That contractor boarded up the hole until repairs can be made, according to Shughart, who said an insurance adjuster was supposed to visit the senior center on Wednesday.

Officials have already determined the building is safe, he said.

The mishap has not affected the center's hours or programming, Shughart said.

"We had to move furniture" because of the damage, but that's about it, he said.


The nonprofit Dillsburg Senior Activity Center has been in existence for more than 30 years, its director said.

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