Seattle police are investigating what caused a driver to crash into a lobby at UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital and Medical Center on North 115th Street Thursday afternoon.
A hospital spokesperson said the driver lost control of the car around 5 p.m. and crashed into an area of the building next to the ER waiting room. No one inside the hospital was hurt. The driver, who hospital staff got out of the car, was admitted into the hospital in satisfactory condition. The driver’s identity has not be released.
Seattle fire determined there was no structural damage to the building and the hospital remained fully operational, according to a hospital spokesperson.
“I was like whoa,” said Brian Galvez, who told KIRO 7 his mother works at the hospital and called him about the crash. “I was like, trying to figure out, like, where did he come through?”