El Dorado Superintendent recovering after accident

Published On: Feb 04 2014 04:08:17 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 06 2014 07:55:43 PM CST

A vehicle slid into the wall of the El Dorado Schools District Offices, hurting the superintendent inside.


An El Dorado superintendent is recovering from injuries after a vehicle slid into the wall of the district office.

Sue Givens was sitting at her desk Tuesday, when the SUV came through a wall.

"Everything came crashing down on top of me," Givens said. "I wasn't sure what had happened."

Police said the driver of the SUV lost control while trying to turn on the snowy roads. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

Givens received minor injuries.

"I have a bruised lung, and some bruising on my shoulder," she said. "I'm very, very lucky to be alive."


A vehicle slid into the wall of the El Dorado School District Offices on Tuesday, reportedly hurting the superintendent inside.

Eyewitnesses told KWCH reporter Pilar Pedraza that El Dorado school superintendent Sue Givens was sitting at her desk when an SUV drove through the wall. Friends say Givens' husband took her to the hospital. They say she's reporting no broken bones and "will be alright."

According to El Dorado Lieutenant Travis Pierce,  investigating officers discovered a 2002 GMC Yukon driven by an 80-year-old male had been traveling east on snow-packed Central Ave. The vehicle attempted to turn north onto Gordy Street, but failed to negotiate the turn and struck the west side of the U.S.D 490 building .

The driver was found to be in serious condition and was transported by EMS to a hospital. Witnesses told Pedraza the driver was conscious and talking.

The accident happened at Gordy and Central, one block west of Main Street.

You can see more photos from the accident here.