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At least one person hurt after car crashes into Mercy Hospital

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

A car crashes into Mercy Hospital, not far from the entrance.

Police were called to the hospital around 12:50 Tuesday afternoon after a car hit the side of the building.

Tire marks tell us the driver lost control at the intersection of E Market and N. Johnson street in Iowa City and knocked over a tree.

Hospital employees say they heard the crash from inside the building.

"We heard a loud impact and we turned around, and we could see people running toward the building," employee Rick Carter said. "I look over, and I see there's a car wedged between a retaining wall and one of the support pillars for the sky walk."

Police say at least one person was sent to the hospital after the crash.

This story is developing.

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