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Stolen car crashes into front doors of the Lloydminster Hospital

A car crashed into the Lloydminster Hospital on the Saskatchewan side of the border city on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Courtesy: Randy Marsh

An orange Chevrolet car police said was stolen crashed into the front doors of the Lloydminster Hospital  Wednesday night, creating quite a mess.

RCMP were called just before 9 p.m. after a car was reportedly stolen from outside a business near 40 Avenue and 44 Street in the Alberta-Saskatchewan border city.

Police received numerous calls from the public in the ensuing minutes about the car reportedly speeding through the city.

During this time, RCMP learned the suspect vehicle had been involved in a collision by driving into the front entrance of the hospital, causing considerable damage.

No one was injured during the crash and health services were not directly impacted, according to Saskatchewan Health Authority spokesperson Doug Dahl.

RCMP said staff members at the scene were able to point out the driver to police and he was arrested.

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On Thursday, the hospital entrance was boarded up with plywood.

The front doors of the Lloydminster Hospital were boarded up Thursday, after a car crashed through them on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
The front doors of the Lloydminster Hospital were boarded up Thursday, after a car crashed through them on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Courtesy: Holly Durawa

A temporary main entrance to the facility is being set up while repairs take place, Dahl said.

People accessing the Lloydminster Hospital will be directed via signs to an alternate entrance until the main one is repaired.

Charges are pending against a 40-year-old man from Lloydminster. RCMP continue to investigate.

The hospital is operated by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and also serves residents from both sides of the city via a contract to Alberta Health Services.

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