Car crashes into Sheffield Children’s Hospital

by | Oct 13, 2022 | News | 0 comments

A car has veered off the road into the lower walkway of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The navy blue toyota became wedged in the gap between the outside of the hospital's Stephenson Wing and Damer Street earlier today.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called out at 11:08 to reports of a vehicle going into a building.

Three fire engines arrived at the scene as a precaution. Several police cars were also seen stationed along Northumberland Road, and Weston Park.

Police at the scene told Steel City Insider that the driver’s health was “okay” and described the incident as a “massive misjudgement”.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident, and services at the hospital were unaffected.

The Sheffield Children Hospital said in a statement: "Unfortunately there has been a car accident this morning by the Stephenson Wing on Damer Street. Patient access to the Emergency Department is open as normal and the Stephenson entrance is also accessible, but due to the closure of Damer Street and presence of emergency services, we are advising families due to visit oncology and research to use alternative access at the main entrance on Clarkson Street."

The car was removed just before midday and the clean up process began with workers putting in a temporary barrier on the pavement.