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Truck with shooting victim inside crashes into hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, June 12, 2014

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A man apparently frustrated by the locked doors of the emergency room at a South Carolina hospital crashed his pickup truck through the doors in an attempt to get help for his passenger – who was bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound.
 
The incident happened around 3:15 a.m. Monday morning at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, according to a report TV station WYFF. Witnesses reported that they saw a GMC pickup truck with a leg hanging out of the pickup on the passenger-side window, pull up to the doors of the hospital’s emergency room at a high rate of speed. The driver got out of the truck, knocked on the locked doors, and when they didn’t open he got back in the truck and crashed through the glass doors of the facility’s main entrance.
 
The report said the crash destroyed the glass doors and a large amount of framework, adding up to about $10,000 in damage. The driver, who was driving with a suspended license, reportedly told police he was driving the truck, and then later backed off his story. In addition, the shooting victim, who was reportedly incoherent, was unable to provide police with the shooting, which is still under investigation.



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