A Smithville man, driving a pickup truck, apparently suffered a seizure as he pulled into the parking lot of Evans Manor Apartments Tuesday night. The truck struck a parked car and then ran into the side of one of the apartment buildings causing some damage.
Zackary Hale was treated at the scene by DeKalb EMS but did not have to be transported to the hospital. No one else was injured.
Sergeant Randy King of the Smithville Police Department reports that "On October 19th, I responded to an accident at 848 Foster Road. Upon arrival, I observed a black S-10 owned by Zackary Hale, resting against the wall of the Evans Manor Apartment complex. Paramedics at the scene advised me that the driver, Hale, had reportedly had a seizure. Neighbors in the complex also stated that they had observed the driver in the state of having a seizure at the time of the collision."
A car "parked and unoccupied in an undesignated parking lane was struck at the rear of the vehicle. The car received damage down the entire length as Hale's truck continued to travel in the direction of the apartment complex. The truck then struck the outside wall of apartment 113B, causing substantial structural damage. The Smithville Fire Department was forced to evacuate the apartment as a precaution."
(NOTE: The truck did NOT cause ALL the damage shown in the above photo. Some of the siding was stripped off after the accident)