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Driver crashes into Brooksville medical building

Published:   |   Updated: November 14, 2013 at 06:08 PM

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BROOKSVILLE - A driver lost control of his Honda Accord around 11 a.m. Thursday, flipping the vehicle on it's roof and crashing into Hernando Endoscopy and Surgery Center at 12180 Cortez Blvd.

Richard Quinn, 86, was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Chris Lamia, who saw the accident, said Quinn backed out of his parking spot in an adjacent lot, put his car in drive and "took off."

Lamia said Quinn jumped the curb, crashed through a row of bushes, and became airborn. When Lamia went over to help, he noticed Quinn was turning blue and got him out of his seat belt, he said.

Public Information Officer Denise Moloney said the driver was complaining of chest pains, possibly from the seat belt, but not because of a medical episode leading up to the crash.

Quinn was the only person treated for injuries at the scene.

The silver Honda Accord had an Illinois license plate, and the crash caused the airbags to deploy and back windshield to shatter.

The crash caused minor damage to parked cars.

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