One dead, 4 others wounded as 75-year old woman crashes into emergency room of a major Atlanta hospital

One person was killed and four others were injured when an elderly woman driving an SUV crashed into the emergency room of a major Atlanta hospital.

The wreck in the ER lobby of Piedmont Hospital involved a Mercedes-Benz SUV operated by a 75-year-old woman who was arriving at the medical facility for an appointment at 7.45am local time.

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Atlanta police Officer Steve Avery told reporters the driver lost control of her vehicle in the ER driveway, hit another car and veered into the hospital building.

The SUV struck two people and ‘bumped several others’ just inside the glass doors, Avery said at the scene.

One of the people struck by the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The injuries suffered by the four surviving victims did not appear to be life-threatening. The driver was not hurt.

Investigators do not know what caused the woman to lose control, Avery said.

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‘It does not appear to be a deliberate act,’ the officer told reporters.

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