OKLAHOMA CITY – Wednesday afternoon Bob Moore Chopper Four and pilot reporter Jon Welsh were over an unusual scene at a metro medical clinic after a car had driven into an exam room.
It happened near NW 63rd and Meridian, and it’s not something you hear about everyday.
“I was like, ‘Oh, my God. Was it a dumpster,’” Monica Perez said.
“I thought it was a door shutting,” Julie Sigle said.
“We literally saw the car inside and the wood and smoke. I was like, ‘Oh, my God. It’s going to blow up,’” Perez said.
It is not the kind of visitor Dr. Sam Musallam usually gets inside his exam room either. The doctor himself just had shoulder surgery the day before – his arm freshly secured in a sling.
“I was kind of resting at home when I got the call that there was a car in the middle of one of my exam rooms,” he said.
Police say a woman was driving east on NW 63rd Street and missed her turn. So, she backed up and then made the turn so fast she took out a sign and then plowed into the building. Witnesses claim when the woman got out of the car she was on her cell phone.
“I was outside, and it sounded like it hit the curb,” Tegan Cronk said. “I heard the screech, and then I looked over and the car was going really fast. Then I heard the big boom, and it sounded exactly like it hit the building.”
“It felt like an earthquake,” Perez said.
Nobody was inside the exam room but the car that was quickly loaded up and taken away from the scene.
“In 35 years of medical practice its a case I haven’t had yet,” Mussalam said.
Thankfully nobody was hurt. As for the driver, she was issued a ticket for driving too fast.
If you are a patient at this clinic, the staff will be contacting you about where you will have your next appointment until the building is repaired.