Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Local contractor Chad Huber takes pictures of an SUV that crashed into the Natchez Pediatric Clinic Thursday around noon.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Local contractor Chad Huber takes pictures of an SUV that crashed into the Natchez Pediatric Clinic Thursday around noon.

Vehicle crashes into Natchez Pediatric Clinic

Published 12:07am Friday, March 22, 2013

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man drove into the bottom floor of the Natchez Pediatric Clinic Thursday while reportedly having a seizure.

Natchez Police Detective Jerry Ford said Kevin Simmons, 49, 122 Magnolia Acres Road, was driving on Jefferson Davis Boulevard when he crossed over the road, jumped the curb into the clinic’s parking lot and crashed into the clinic.

No one inside the building was injured, Ford said, but Simmons was airlifted to Rapides Regional Medical Center. Ford said Simmons suffered abrasions on his arms and was bleeding from the mouth at the scene.

A dog that was in the vehicle with Simmons was uninjured in the crash.

Jennifer Lessley, a nurse practitioner at the clinic, said the entire building shook when the car hit it.

“It felt like an earthquake,” she said, “We didn’t know what happened until we walked outside and saw it.”

The clinic closed after the wreck so repairs could be made to the water and sewer line but will be open today, Lessley said.

 

 

 

 

 

  • KatieVictoria

    Looks like the dog is ok also!

  • HD

    i feel bad some one ran into the building i hope they’re ok i just want to know why you arrested the dog i think its a shame to punish the dog he’s innocent . set him freeee

  • HD

    the dog wasn’t even driving

  • Anonymous

    Nice driving!!!!!!!

  • https://plus.google.com/101785462960818953428/posts Wilson Phillips

    How does a person who is prone to seizures manage to get a drivers license? Or keep one they had previously?

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps the dog should have been driving.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=542194960 Danielle Saxon

    My goodness, I’m glad no in the clinic was hurt! Thank goodness they moved upstairs.

  • HD

    WELL HAVE THEY SET THE BOND FOR THE DOG YET ? WHATS HAS HE BEEN CHARGED WITH? I THINK HE IS INNOCENT

  • Anonymous

    I think this is almost typical for a Natchez driver. The young ladies are multitasking; putting on makeup, texting, drinking a soda pop, and rummaging around in their purses, while going 30 miles over the speed limit. The guys are just stupid.

  • Anonymous

    You got that right!!!