Man having medical emergency crashes into cars at Raleigh medical facility

Wake County News

A man police say was having a medical emergency in the parking lot of a Raleigh health facility lost control of his car and damaged multiple vehicles Thursday morning.

According to Raleigh police, officers responded to the parking lot of the Brier Creek Medical Pavilion on Cerny Street around 9:30 a.m. in reference to a car crash.


A man had just dropped off a family member at the facility and as he was leaving the parking lot, he had some type of medical emergency and instead of hitting the brakes, he hit the gas, causing the car to spin out of control, police say.

The car ended up leaving the parking lot, going into the roadway while spinning in circles and then came back into the parking lot where it then crashed into four parked vehicles and ended up on top of those vehicles, according to police.

At least one call was made to 911.

“I think we need the police,” a woman said to the 911 operator. “There is someone out in our parking lot hitting cars with his car.”

The man was transported to Rex Hospital in serious condition.

An owner of one of the vehicles spoke to CBS 17 and said he had just bought his car six months ago. He said he wasn’t happy about what happened, but did express concern for driver.

A woman who owns a white Prius that was damaged said she had already spoken with her insurance company and they said that since her car is a 2010 model, they’re declaring it totaled. She said she was inside for an appointment and heard the crash, then heard shouts for defibrillator assistance outside. She told CBS 17 that this is the second time someone had smashed into her car in parking lot when she was nowhere nearby.

No one was in the other cars that were damaged, police said.

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