HOSPITAL CRASH

A driver crashed her car into the Warren Memorial Hospital building north of the emergency room doors where the lobby is located on Tuesday.

Police said an 84-year-old woman is doing well after crashing her vehicle into Warren Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning.

Capt. Crystal Cline, of the Front Royal Police Department, said police were called to the hospital at 1000 N. Shenandoah Ave. at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, the woman was already being treated by hospital personnel in the emergency room.

The woman, who was not identified, was attempting to park outside the emergency room when she accidentally hit the accelerator, Cline said. The driver hit the building north of the emergency room doors where the lobby is located.

“She was not there to be seen at the hospital, but to visit a relative,” Cline said.

Though most hospital parking spaces are located away from the building, Cline said some handicapped spots are situated along the building. This was one of the spots the driver was attempting to use, she said. Cline said she didn’t think there was any sort of barrier between the handicapped spot and the building.

A building inspector called to the scene determined the building is structurally sound, Cline said. The driver’s vehicle was towed.

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