Woman drives car into Pineville Medical Clinic

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PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - A woman is okay after she drove into the front of a local medical clinic Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) building in downtown Pineville. An elderly woman's car crashed through the front of the Pineville Medical Clinic.

Employees said it sounded like a transformer exploded.

We are told the driver was shaken up, but is otherwise okay. Police said she was not under the influence. It appears she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake.

The crash happened 10 minutes before the clinic opened, and no one in the clinic was hurt. Employees are thankful no one was in the lobby at the time.

"There would have been people sitting here at this desk. There would have been people in the lobby, people walking back and forth so it was kind of divine intervention that what happened, happened in the timeframe that it did," said Mike Caudill, chief executive officer of MCHC.

It may take a week or two to fix. For now, the doctors at the clinic will work out of the Harlan and Middlesboro clinic locations.

"The main thing is to see if there's any structural damage. If so, then that's gonna be a completely different ball game," said Caudill. "The building's been extensively damaged. The whole wall's been moved back about 14 inches."