Car crashes into Lenoir City business, injures 3

About 20 patients and staff were in the office at the time of the crash. (source: Robert Self)LENOIR CITY (WATE) - Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon when a car crashed into a business on U.S. Highway 321 in Lenoir City.

The driver of the vehicle crashed through a front window of Lenoir City Eye Center. The injured were patients at the center. The driver was also a patient. She was uninjured.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

In all, about 20 patients and staff were in the office at the time of the crash.

The owner of the building told 6 News this was the third time someone has crashed a car into the building. He said he intends to put up a concrete barrier at the entrance.


Three hurt when car crashes through eye center window

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Three people were sent to the hospital after car smashes through the front of an eye center in Lenoir City on Wednesday afternoon, Lenoir City Police said.

The incident happened shortly after 3:00 p.m. Police said the car crashed through the glass of the Lenoir City Eye Center and hit people inside the store.


Two of the victims were taken to UT Medical Center, while the third went to Fort Loudon. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Police said the 90 year-old driver didn't remember what happened. She thinks she probably mixed up the gas and the brake.