Four injured as car crashes into Dancespace383 studio in Wollongong
- From: The Daily Telegraph
- September 02, 2014
A FORMER international ballroom dancing champion was behind the wheel of a car which ploughed into the dance school he founded, just moments after a playgroup had ended on Tuesday.
An 18-month-old girl with suspected skull fractures and her mother, with a suspected broken leg, were taken to hospital but cleared of serious injury following the crash at Dancespace383 in Wollongong about 11am.
Ray Reeves, 83, was in his Toyota Camry in the carpark when it accelerated and crashed through the front window, veered left and smashed through a brick wall.
Mr Reeves, who had been picking up his wife and former fellow dancing champion Margaret, was in shock but not injured and was taken to hospital for testing.
Another woman and a two-year-old child sustained minor injuries.
Witnesses said minutes earlier about a dozen children at the “dance and create” playgroup had been seated on a mat in the car's path.
Tom Law, who was standing outside with his grandson Tom, 4, said: “It was just a blur, it was going across the floor when it struck the lady. I think there was some fault in the car — whether the throttle stuck or something.