Woman Drives Into Doctor’s Office, Pinning… Link Close Embed this video More videos (3 of 9) More Photos and Videos A 75-year-old woman drove her car into a doctor’s office on Long Island Tuesday, hurting three people inside, authorities say. The car pinned three people inside the waiting room on Middle Country Road in Smithtown just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities say. A doctor, a 9-year-old patient and his mother were taken to Stony Brook Hospital with minor injuries. The driver, who was also taken to the hospital, was OK, but “very shook up,” according to Smithtown Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Fitzpatrick. Dr. Richard Ancona was tending to a patient at Branch Pediatrics when he heard the impact echo throughout the building. “It just lasted 20 to 30 seconds, it wasn’t a quick 1-2-3,”said Ancona. “I ran around to the other side and I couldn’t believe when I ran down the hall, I see the front of the car sticking out of the room.” Authorities are investigating how the woman’s car left the driveway to veer right and end up in the side of the building. No charges have been filed. Contractors were expected to clean up the site overnight so that the doctor’s office could reopen Wednesday.
Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing SC Doctor’s Identity
Attorney DeWayne Pearson said the men planned to open a medical clinic in the United States. Kennedy gave Addo documentation of his own medical training but remained in Ghana to teach. Using Kennedy’s information, prosecutors said Addo obtained a South Carolina driver’s license and created an online profile with a physician employment agency, which placed him for a short time at a job in Greenwood. Addo also later worked for a facility operated by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health before being matched with Agape Senior Primary Care. Addo attended medical school in Belize, but Pearson said that authorities could not independently confirm he had passed medical board examinations there. For about six months, Addo saw patients at several Agape facilities in the Columbia area, performing the sort of exams someone might get during a visit to a family doctor. Authorities have also said he wrote some prescriptions, including some for himself. Addo faces no charges of physically harming any patients. Pearson said authorities were notified in 2012 after Kennedy’s wife received a statement for a credit card that had been opened in her husband’s name. She confronted Addo, who admitted he had stolen the doctor’s identity. Part of the fraud allegations relate to Medicaid and Medicare billings that Agape submitted for patients treated by Addo, Pearson said. In all, the agencies paid out $400,000 in those cases, he said. When Addo was arrested, Sheriff James Metts said his crimes appeared to be motivated by greed.