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Car crashes into New Smyrna Beach medical facility — one fatality reported
posted Feb 6, 2014 - 2:08:51pm
UPDATED 12 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 7 — One fatality resulted from the car crash at the Bert Fish Medical Center complex yesterday, the New Smyrna Beach Police Department reported.
Edmond Kestory, 63, of Edgewater, died at Halifax Health Medical Center in DeLand, where he was transported after a car crashed through the entrance of the Bert Fish Medical Center Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at 600 Palmetto Ave. A 76-year-oldNew Smyrna Beach man was also transported to Halifax Health Medical Center by the Sheriff's Air One helicopter under a trauma alert, and a New Smyrna Beach woman was treated and released from Bert Fish Medical Center.
The car's driver, 78-year old Janet Spurgeon, was treated and released from Bert Fish Medical Center.
The two-story structure, which is owned by the Bert Fish Medical Center, was damaged significantly when Spurgeon's Chevy Malibu went through it, and will be closed until further notice. Damages to the building are estimated at around $50,000.
The New Smyrna Beach Police Department is continuing to investigate.
UPDATED 3:40 P.M. THURSDAY, FEB. 6 — A car crashed into a walk-in medical facility at 600 Palmetto Street in New Smyrna Beach that is part of the Bert Fish medical complex. The building is across the street from the main Bert Fish Medical Center Hospital.
County Chair Jason Davis was on the scene this afternoon. He told The Beacon he learned that an elderly woman was parked in the parking lot of the facility. When she backed up to leave, she backed her vehicle through the facility's front door and into its reception area.
The woman received some injuries and was taken across the street to Bert Fish Hospital, Davis said.
The hospital's administrator wasn't letting anyone into the building, he said. There were quite a few rescue and law-enforcement vehicles on the scene when he first arrived there.
A Volusia County Fire Dispatch supervisor said three injuries were reported. She didn't know if the injuries were severe or minor. Fire Services had cleared the scene by 3:30 p.m.
REPORTED EARLIER — A car crashed into Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, just before 2 p.m.
At least one person was injured.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
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