Car crashes into Inova Alexandria over the weekend

Inova Alexandria (Photo Credit: Alexa Epitropoulos)

A car crashed into a wall at Inova Alexandria on Saturday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the Alexandria Police Department.

The car crashed into the hospital at around 4 p.m. on Saturday. APD Public Information Officer Crystal Nosal said the adult male driver was in the “midst of a mental health crisis.”

The driver, who police didn’t name, was transported to a different hospital for treatment for any physical injuries that were caused by the crash and to have a mental health evaluation. 

No one was in the auditorium, which is an education space within the hospital, during the crash, according to Inova spokesperson Tracy Connell. Connell said that the building is being evaluated by a structural engineer and will remain closed until it’s ruled safe for occupancy.