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Car ‘deliberately’ rammed into hospital

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Driver was admitted to hospital for further assessment. Photo: ABC
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Staff and patients at a hospital in Melbourne’s west have escaped uninjured after a man allegedly deliberately rammed his car into the emergency department.

The four-wheel drive crashed through the doors of the Sunshine Hospital just before 9pm on Friday.

No-one was hurt but the 34-year-old driver from Caroline Springs was admitted to hospital for further assessment.

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A man had requested treatment just before the incident. Photo: ABC

Senior Sergeant Jason Dolman from Victoria Police said the man had requested treatment at the hospital just minutes before the incident.

“He’s returned a short time later and driven his vehicle into the front of the hospital through the emergency entrance,” he said.

“It was a deliberate action. Luckily no-one was injured.

“There was a number of people at the front, the people have managed to avoid him and luckily the main entry to the hospital where usually a lot of patients accumulate didn’t have anyone present.”

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