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10 hurt when car crashes into SC medical clinic

Jun 22, 2011 5:45:00 PM - thestate.com
Eight people in the waiting room of a medical clinic were hurt Wednesday afternoon after a disoriented 91-year-old man hit the gas in his car instead of the brake, sending the vehicle over a curb from the parking lot and into the building, authorities said.

Four people in the lobby were critically injured and taken to a Greenville hospital, Anderson Emergency Medical Services spokesman Scott Stoller said. Six others, including the driver of the car and his wife, had less severe injuries and were taken to a hospital.

None of the injuries appeared life-threatening, Williamston Police Chief Richard Inman said.

The driver apparently had some kind of medical problem as he arrived at the clinic for an appointment and was trying to park his Chevrolet Cavalier, Inman said.

"When I spoke to the driver, he was very disoriented," the police chief said. "He's 91 years old. He didn't know he had been in an accident. He didn't know where he was at that time."

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