It’s not every day that you hear about a vehicle colliding with a hospital emergency room. If you’re going to get hurt, that might be where you want to be, but no vehicle should ever go so far off the road that it collides with a building or others. Unfortunately, that is what happened in a case at Piedmont Hospital.
Watching a video from the scene, you can see that one driver pushed past a vehicle and continued forward straight into the emergency room at Piedmont Hospital. One pedestrian was trapped under the doors that were knocked down in the collision, which led to her suffering from a broken pelvis as well as two broken hips. Several nurses and staff members were seen running out of the way as the vehicle crashed into the building and through at least two walls.
Not surprisingly, four people were hurt in the crash. One of those victims ended up passing away due to the extent of their injuries.
Separate reports have said that it was a 75-year-old woman who drove her SUV into the building when she was visiting the hospital for an appointment. The injured pedestrian reported that she was able to return home, but she still uses crutches and is in significant pain.
So far, the elderly woman who caused the incident has not been charged by police. She was not found to be under the influence, and there is no explanation as to why she lost control of her vehicle. There is a chance that at least one of the victims will be pursuing a lawsuit, based on the interview.