On June 22, around 2:50 pm KST a sedan slammed into a universityhospital in Goyang, GyeonggiProvince, causing the vehicle to plunge into the basement level of the facility.
The vehicle rammed towards the basement level staircase severely injuring two people, Ms. A (48 years old) and Ms. B (45 years old), who were rushed to the emergency room.
Ms. A suffered a broken leg while Ms. B was found collapsed on the stairs.
Firefighters were able to safely rescue the driver Ms. C (51 years old) and a young child (9 years old) riding inside the car. It has been revealed that the two only suffered minor injuries.
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It is reported that Ms. C had decided to go to the hospital for a scheduled check-up when the shocking incident occurred. The driver was trying to park the vehicle by the front entrance but made a mistake, which led to the accident.
Many people evacuated the crash scene as the vehicle shattered into the hospital’s glass doors and destroyed the staircase.
A hospital representative commented, “We are currently taking necessarymeasures to blockade the entrance way for security purposes.”
Police personnel stated, “As of now, the driver is in a state of great shock and is unable to recall any specific moments. We will be investigating the case after speaking with witnesses and examining CCTV footages.”
It has also been revealed that the driver had been wearing a brace on her right leg while driving which may have had an impact.
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