Car slams into Unconditional Surrender statue in Sarasota
Last Update: 5/03 4:46 pm
SARASOTA, FL. - Sarasota Police are investigating a crash where a car hit the "Unconditional Surrender" Kiss Statue at the Sarasota Bayfront.
It happened Thursday around noon on U.S 41.
Sarasota Police say a woman was traveling northbound on U.S 41 when her vehicle went across the center median and southbound lanes, and then slammed into the 26-foot tall statue.
She was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Police believe the 62-year-old had some sort of medical issue causing her to lose control.
Authorities on scene say they cannot move the vehicle until a city engineer comes out to take a look at the structural damage to the statue. They are also bringing in a crane to stabilize the statue.
"Unconditional Surrender" is a larger-than-life recreation of a famous photograph showing a sailor and a nurse kissing during during a V-J Day celebration in Times Square at the end of World War II.
The sculpture is created by artist Seward Johnson.