MELVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man was teaching his wife how to drive in a Long Island parking lot Saturday when he lost control and their SUV crashed into a nearby office building, officials said.

The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. at 900 Walt Whitman Road in Melville.

(credit: Melville fire department)

(credit: Melville fire department)

Fire officials said the Volkswagen SUV slammed into the side of the building, crashing through a chiropractor’s office, destroying the reception desk and heavily damaging the office.

(credit: Melville fire department)

(credit: Melville fire department)

Fortunately, the office had closed about an hour and a half earlier and there was no one inside.

(credit: Melville fire department)

(credit: Melville fire department)

The couple had to be extricated from the SUV. They were evaluated on the scene but declined to go to the hospital.

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