Emergency Room Crash Update | VideoChris Gallegos | 4/30/2009
Damage is estimated at more than $100,000 at St. Alexius hospital after a pickup crashed into the emergency room`s admitting area yesterday.
Police say the driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance. They say 47-year-old Nicholas Krush may have overdosed on a prescription drug. He`s due in municipal court May 18th.
Hospital worker Julie Arnegard had just arrived for work and was making coffee when the pickup came within inches of her about 5:30 a.m. She says she thought at first that she`d blown up the microwave, then realized how close the pickup was.