Car crashes into Dunwoody animal hospital; driver in critical condition

A driver slammed into a Dunwoody animal hospital early Wednesday morning. (Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com)

Credit: John Spink

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A driver slammed into a Dunwoody animal hospital early Wednesday morning. (Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com)

Credit: John Spink

A driver is in critical condition after he crashed into a DeKalb County animal hospital early Wednesday morning, police said.

The single-vehicle wreck happened around 12:30 a.m. after the 46-year-old driver left the road, struck a tree and slammed into the Winters Chapel Animal Hospital along Peeler Road, Dunwoody police spokesman Sgt. Michael Cheek said. The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.

No animals were injured, according to Cheek. The hospital sustained significant damage, but Cheek said the impact does not appear to have affected the structural integrity of the building. It appears a gray tarp is covering the impacted area.

Police have not said what caused the crash or why the driver left the road. The crash remains under investigation.

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