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Driver smashes car into Pepsi office

Police say medical issue caused loss of control

April 16, 2013
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer (dalexander@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

A Pepsi employee suffered a medical emergency that caused him to crash his car into the bottling plant office Monday afternoon.

Sgt. Rick Bellile, with the Marshalltown Police Department, said the 48-year-old man was pulling into the lot near the front office where several managers and the secretary work at 12:19 p.m.

"It was very lucky the secretary wasn't there," he said. "They were all at lunch."

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An employee of the Pepsi bottling plant crashed his car into the plant’s office Monday afternoon after a medical condition caused him to lose control of his car. The driver was transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, but police said he was conscious and doing well just hours after the crash.

The man was pulling into the parking lot when a medical condition caused him to black out, losing control of his car, Bellile said.

Bellile said the man wasn't traveling very fast. The MPD estimates the damage to the car between $8,000 and $9,000 and the damage to the building at about $15,000.

EMTs transported the driver to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, but Bellile said he spoke with the man Monday afternoon and he was lucid and conscious. No charges will be filed on the driver.

 
 

 

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