7 injured after car crashes into Portsmouth YMCA


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Several people were injured and had to go to the hospital after a car crashed into a Portsmouth YMCA on Tuesday morning.

The YMCA is currently closed following the crash.

Portsmouth Fire Chief Jim Hoffler confirmed the vehicle went through the front door of the building at 4900 High Street West around 9:15 a.m. and came to rest in the lobby.

WAVY’s Marielena Balouris reports four people were taken to the hospital following the crash, including the driver. Three others were injured, but refused treatment.

Police say the driver is a woman and they believe she had a medical emergency.

YMCA of South Hampton Roads issued a statement on the crash:

This morning there was an accident involving a member that resulted in her vehicle coming through the front doors of the YMCA of Portsmouth. This is an ongoing police investigation and we are unsure of additional details at this time, but what we do know is that there were a few people inside the lobby who were treated for injuries, some of whom did not request further medical treatment and some that were taken offsite for further assistance. We pray for a speedy recovery for everyone involved in today’s accident, and right now we are working towards opening our building in order to continue to serve the community.

YMCA of South Hampton Roads

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