A woman has been charged after she intentionally drove her car into a Florida plasma donation center, sending eight other people to the hospital, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The crash happened after noon Saturday at DCI Biologicals in Jacksonville, a facility where people can donate plasma.
Lt. Derrick Mitchell, Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Office, explains to local outlet, News4Jax, “We’re getting conflicting stories. Some folks are saying that she was upset because she wasn’t able to donate. After she was told she couldn’t donate, that’s when she crashed the car into the front of the business.”
Pamela Miller allegedly arrived at DCI Biologicals with her boyfriend on Saturday morning. However, when she was told that she could not donate plasma, she exited — took the driver’s seat of her Honda Accord alone — and drove an estimated 40 feet into the building. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is next door.
“She didn’t spare any mercy for anybody. She sped and plowed through everyone that was standing there,” witness Jamal Ford details to News4Jax.
It remains unconfirmed why Miller’s donation was denied, or where her boyfriend was at the time of the crash. More charges may be added by the State Attorney’s Office.
Witnesses claim that Miller took several pills while waiting inside of the establishment.