Man crashes Jeep into Sacred Heart ER lobby

Picture of Jeep inside Sacred Heart ER

Investigations are underway after a man crashed his car into Sacred Heart Hospital.

What began as a domestic dispute ended with a Jeep being driven through the Emergency Room lobby at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

The driver is identified by the Pensacola Police Department as 25-year-old Kevin Pryor.

Pryor slammed into the building just after 1 a.m. with his girlfriend in the car. Officer Mike Wood said it appears to be intentional.

"He told the passenger before it happened to 'hold on' then he accelerated through two sets of doors into the ER," said Officer Wood.

Officer Wood also said Pryor was bringing his girlfriend to the hospital for treatment after allegedly beating her. Eyewitnesses told Channel 3's Hannah Mackenzie after the impact, she began screaming for help and he jumped out of the car, lunging at hospital staff.

"We're not sure if he was charging at them or trying to run from them," said Officer Wood. "We do know that he was subdued by hospital staff until Pensacola Police could arrive."

Pensacola Police say Pryor did have narcotics in his system. They are waiting for toxicology results to find out which type and how much.

Pryor and his girlfriend both sustained non-life threatening injuries. Fortunately, no one else was injured. Charges are pending Pryor's arrest.

This is a breaking news story. Channel 3 News will update as more information becomes available.

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