Car hits West End health clinic

Posted at 12:22 PM, Jul 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-09 22:39:07-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A car crashed through the lobby of a health clinic Monday morning in Henrico's West End. According to Police, two people were taken to the hospital when the car drove into the DaVita  Dialysis Clinic on the corner of Three Chopt and Eastridge Roads.

Henrico Police Lt. Linda Toney told CBS 6 the call came in reporting the accident just after 10:30 Monday morning. Two people inside the lobby were transported to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, she said.

"We are currently working to have grief counselors on-site to support and counsel our patients and teammates in this tight-knit community and clinic," said DaVita spokeswoman Bianca Violante in a statement emailed to CBS 6. "Our focus and our thoughts are with our patients and the families involved in this accident. Our main focus now is making sure our patients are safe, comfortable, and receiving their life-sustaining dialysis treatments."

Investigators said the business was open and patients were inside receiving dialysis treatment at the time of the accident. An inspector declared the building structurally sound, but the business will remain closed until repairs can be made.

"While our treatment floor was not directly impacted by this incident, we have decided to temporarily reschedule patients for whom we typically care for at the Three Chopt clinic to nearby clinics to receive treatments until the damage to our building is assessed and treatments can resume in an orderly manner at Three Chopt,” Violante said.

Lt. Toney said the driver of the car was not hurt. The accident remains under investigation.