13 people injured as car slams into hospital lobby

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-05-02 14:44

TOKYO - A car crashed through a hospital window and into the lobby of the hospital in Oita Prefecture in southwestern Japan on Tuesday, leaving 13 people injured, local police said.

According to the police, no one has died as a result of the crash and the 13 injured have been receiving treatment at the site of the hospital for light wounds, local media reported.

The driver of the mini car was a woman in her 70s, the police said, who are investigating the cause of the crash.

The elderly driver also suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash, that occurred at around 10:45 am in Oita City.

Oita Nakamura Hospital is a general hospital located to the east of the Oita prefectural office in the city center.

The hospital opened in 1951 and there are currently about 500 staff members and 260 beds. It has about 20 medical departments.

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