RAW VIDEO: Car smashes into lobby of medical building - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

RAW VIDEO: Car smashes into lobby of medical building

A car crashed into a building Monday morning at the Regional Medical Center, injuring three people, two critically, hospital officials said.

The car went through two glass doors about 8:30 a.m. CDT, proceeded down a hallway and ended up in an outpatient clinic, hospital spokeswoman Sandy Snell said.

Two people inside the building were hurt critically. The driver was in good condition. It remained unclear why the car drove into the building, which is a secondary entrance to the hospital.

The car had been parked outside the building, apparently to let someone out, and then crashed into it.

The clinic was closed at the time and would have opened at 10 a.m., hospital officials said. "This was an unfortunate accident that was unavoidable," Snell said.

"There was no way to anticipate or prevent it." A pharmacy next door to the clinic remained open. The clinic was closed until further notice.

The hospital said it could not release names of those injured because of privacy guidelines.

The hospital, commonly known as The Med, is an acute-care teaching facility that serves patients within 150 miles of Memphis .

Chartered in 1829, it is the oldest hospital in Tennessee.

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