DeKalb County

2 critical after car crashes into ER at DeKalb County hospital

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A car drove into Emory Hillandale Hospital in DeKalb County Monday afternoon, leaving two people critically injured.

Channel 2 Action News was there as emergency crews pulled the car out of the front doors of the ER Monday afternoon.

The two people injured, who included the car’s driver and a hospital employee, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Emory Hillandale’s emergency room was able to keep operating.


Fernandes didn’t see the car when she first got to the hospital because it crashed and plowed 10 feet inside the building.

Fernandes spoke to a witness, who didn’t want to be identified but saw the car plow through the emergency room’s doors.

“Everybody was in the waiting room, and the next thing you know, you heard like a boom and the double doors burst open,” he said. “And the next thing you know, you see a blue car coming, running straight past the waiting room.”

Police are working to determine if the crash was an accident of intentionally. Neither the driver or the injured employee have been identified.

A witness said he thought the driver had a heart attack, because that’s what he heard staff saying.


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