Hospital employees can be exposed to many germs, pathogens and other diseases every day on the job, which creates a certain level of risk for contracting an illness. However, most hospital workers may not fear experiencing serious injuries on the job, particularly not from a car crashing through the hospital. However, recently, an employee of Valley Medical Center was injured after such an accident.
The accident occurred in the early morning hours, at approximately 4 a.m., when a minivan barreled through the front window into the main lobby of the medical center. A janitor was struck by debris from the crash. Due to the early morning time of the crash, the lobby was mostly empty, so there were no additional accident victims. Police arrested the driver, who was not injured in the accident, at the scene. Though the van went completely through the front window, the lobby did not experience structural damage.