Waco: Oral surgeon dies after accident at car dealership

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A long-serving Waco oral surgeon died Monday after he was struck by a vehicle at a local car dealership last month.

Funeral services for Jerry Don Lance, 77, had not yet been announced Wednesday.

Lance was struck at about 8:15 a.m. April 20 by an employee at Bird-Kultgen Ford as the employee was moving an SUV in the parking lot, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

The police report filed in the incident indicates Lance suffered a “significant head injury” and broken facial bones.

Two employees were driving a Ford Expedition around the dealership, opening the gates for the day when at one point they backed up through the parking lot, said.

“As they did, they felt an impact, realized they’d struck something, got out and discovered they’d hit a person,” he said.

They called 911.

Lance was taken by ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center where he was admitted to Intensive Care.

Jerry Don Lance, 77, of Waco, was unconscious and bleeding from the head when officers and paramedics arrived, Swanton said.

He was taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center with what Swanton described as a “significant head injury” and broken facial bones, he said.

He was admitted to intensive care, Swanton said.

State Dental Board information shows Lance began his practice in 1964.