MATTOON (JG-TC) -- A passenger vehicle crashed through one of the front windows of Planet Fitness on Wednesday, injuring a bystander and forcing the gym to temporarily close.
The Mattoon Fire Department reported that emergency responders were dispatched at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday to Planet Fitness, 301 Richmond Ave. East, and that a Dunn's Ambulance crew took an injured bystander to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for treatment. The Mattoon Police Department was still working on the crash report late Wednesday afternoon.
"Our thoughts are with the individual who was injured and we are currently working closely with local authorities," said Planet Fitness spokeswoman McCall Gosselin in a prepared statement.
Gosselin said as a result of the incident that took place at the Mattoon Planet Fitness on Wednesday, the club is temporarily closed.
The vehicle crashed through a large window to the left of the main entrance to Planet Fitness, near the front desk. Contractors were preparing to board up the open window space Wednesday afternoon as Planet Fitness employees cleaned up the interior of the gym.