BEND, OR -- An 83-year-old Bend woman crashed her Honda CRV into the side of a building, Tuesday morning, injuring a woman inside. The crash occurred just before 10 a.m., at a medical office building on NE Medical Center Drive.
Bend police Lieutenant Clint Burleigh says the driver, Sylvia Wyatt, wasn't hurt, but she did receive a citation for careless driving, "We do believe that there was an error in regards to the gas pedal and the brake pedal." He tells KBND News, "She made some mistakes with the vehicle when she was parking and she lunged over a curb, and crashed into the side of the building. And, this did cause substantial damage to the building. There was somebody on a couch inside, just inside that wall, that did require some medical treatment." The 46-year-old woman sitting on the couch, just inside the waiting room, suffered minor injuries when the SUV hit the wall behind her, shattering the window above her head. She was taken to St. Charles Bend for evaluation.
"Luckily, no one was hurt. We had minor injuries, but no one was hurt. And," says Lt. Burleigh, "Hopefully the building's repaired fairly quickly."