A Boyle County woman was injured Tuesday after her truck drove through a Danville medical building.
About 12:30 p.m., Danville Police Department, along with Boyle County Emergency Medical Services and Danville Fire Department, responded to a vehicle collision at the Danville Cardiovascular Consultants at 102 Citation Drive.
When police arrived, Sgt. Todd Davis observed a 1990 red GMC pickup truck partially inside Dr. John Aumiller’s office.
“Literally, the pickup was sticking out of the building,” said Capt. Jim Monroe.
The driver, Thelma Richardson, 73, of Junction City, likely was experiencing confusion, Monroe said.
“I’d say it was confusion and drive vs. reverse,” he said, adding she probably hit the gas instead the brake and then panicked.
Witnesses told police the truck first struck a pillar on the building when driving over a curb in a parking spot.
The truck’s wheels were spinning over top of the curb, with the engine revving while bystanders tried to tell Richardson to turn off the truck.
Then the truck suddenly went into reverse and made a wide semi circle before driving backward into the building.
“It slammed at full speed, going backwards, into the waiting room, through the wall, knocked some people out of the seats,” Monroe said.
“No one was hurt, it was a miracle,” he said.
Richardson was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for possible injuries where she was treated and released.
The truck was removed, and firefighters inpected the building to make sure it was safe to continue operation.