Two employees & elderly driver hurt after car crashes into Kinston medical clinic

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – Three people were hurt after a car landed inside a hospital clinic in Kinston this morning.

Two employees at UNC Health Care Cardiology and the 87-year-old man behind the wheel were injured, according to UNC Lenoir Health Care spokesman Beverly Jenkins.

The crash happened just before 10 a.m.

Jenkins said the two employees were in the vicinity when the car came into the building. She said all three people were treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The practice was closed for the day, employees shifted to another building and today’s appointments were rescheduled.

Kinston police said Charles Coward was trying to park his car and apparently his foot slipped off the brake and onto the accelerator. He was charged with an unsafe movement violation.

Workers this afternoon were starting to repair the damage.