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A car crashed into the Sheepmarket Surgery in Stamford at lunchtime today (Thursday, January 13).

David McGuckin, 54, from Wittering, witnessed the incident while he was collecting a prescription.

A red Nissan car hit the building, off Ryhall Road, making a hole in the wall of a consultation room.

A car has hit Sheepmarket Surgery in Stamford. Photo: David McGuckin
A car has hit Sheepmarket Surgery in Stamford. Photo: David McGuckin

Mr McGuckin said he heard a "loud bang" and when he saw what had happened, called fire and rescue.

"I was concerned about there being pipes damaged which might have been gas pipes," he said.

"The poor lady who was driving was in total shock and she was devastated, crying her eyes out.

A car has crashed into a doctors' surgery (54254391)
A car has crashed into a doctors' surgery (54254391)

"Luckily she was in the right place to be checked over. The doctors and nurses reassured her. They were brilliant with her and calmed her down.

"It was also lucky that no-one was standing there or in that consulting room because they could have been killed."

The room was empty at the time and it is understood a GP, who had been using the room, had left it during their lunch break.

The damage to Sheepmarket Surgery
The damage to Sheepmarket Surgery

Firefighters from Stamford remained at the scene to make the car and building safe.

In a statement, a spokesman for Lakeside said: "Due to a car hitting the Sheepmarket Surgery today, part of our building is out of use while we follow procedures ‚Äčto ensure the safety of our patients and staff as well as check for structural damage.

"Nobody was injured in the incident and the fire brigade are on scene.

David McGuckin, who witnessed the accident and called the fire service
David McGuckin, who witnessed the accident and called the fire service

"Our reception team are urgently contacting patients to rearrange their appointments. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."



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