Doreen Wiebe was just in for some routine tests on her heart Wednesday morning, but her chart should show some interesting readings after the bed she was laying on was jolted across the room during the procedure.
The excitement originated outside the building, when a the driver of a car parking at the Parksville Medical Clinic lost control when his foot slipped onto the accelerator.
The car jumped the curb and slammed into the side of the clinic, sending Wiebe and her bed flying.
“I was on the bed in the ECG room, where they do your heart, and I had all these wires on,” Wiebe said. “All of a sudden there was a big bang and I was up against the girl who was doing the testing. It pushed the bed.”
Although startled, Wiebe was not injured in the crash.
“I was a little excited,” she said. “If my heart was racing before, it sure was now.”
The elderly driver of the vehicle was checked by ambulance attendants but was uninjured, as was his wife, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.