Pickup crashes into north Modesto dentist office

A driver apparently lost control of his pickup Thursday morning and crashed into a dentist office in north Modesto, fire officials said.

The crash occurred about 10:40 a.m. at the office in the 2000 block of Coffee Road, just north of Celeste Drive and Memorial Medical Center.

It appeared that the full-size pickup was heading south on Coffee when it veered to the left across the northbound lanes and crashed into the office, said Modesto Fire Battalion Chief Randy Anderson.

He said the pickup crashed into the office just moments after a receptionist had got up from her desk. “She was lucky,” Anderson said. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters placed some temporary support beams on the building until the property owner can start repairing the damage.