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Crash visit to medical centre

By: Keith Pakenham

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  3.00 PM 31 October, 2012

Location: District 8 News

Views: 1988

A staff member and patient jumped for their lives when a Nissan 4WD and trailer paid them a visit directly through the front window of their treatment room.

The 4WD was parked around 350 metres away in a nearby shopping centre carpark when it decided to go for a drive by itself. It headed through two car parking bays, knocked over a concrete post, went through a skate park including going up and over a ramp and shot down a grass verge and crossed the road directly into the medical centre.


Senior Station Officer Michael Lia from Hallam Brigade said it was amazing nobody was seriously injured in the incident. The Pathology clinic in Endeavour Hills is a busy little centre behind the shopping centre in Raymond McMahon Blvd.

Hallam brigade and Dandenong rescue responded not knowing exactly what to expect at 9:15am this morning when they arrived at the call. Fortunately other staff members helped each other out of the building.

The tradie who owned the vehicle arrived a short time later and is helping police with their investigations. The Casey shire building surveyor attended the site and assessed the damage.

Cribbing was setup by the rescue crews to allow the 4WD to be pulled out. The roadway was blocked by police until the car was removed.

Last Updated: 11 November 2012