Driver Crashes Into Six Parked Vehicles in Tahoe Keys

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - South Lake Tahoe police say they don't think a driver intentionally hit several vehicles Wednesday morning in the Tahoe Keys.

Police say shortly before 9:30, officers responded to the intersection of Emerald Avenue and Garmish Court to investigate the report of a van having collided with several parked vehicles. Officers discovered the driver of a white Chem-Dry Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning services van from Gardnerville was stopped in the area. The 67-year-old driver was semi-conscious and still behind the wheel, the driver appearing to be suffering a medical emergency, according to police. He didn't appear hurt from the crashes.

Police determined the driver had sideswiped 6 parked vehicles; three on Kokanee Avenue and three others on Emerald Avenue, after he turned a corner at the intersection. The parked cars sustained only minor damage, as the collisions were low-speed.

Paramedics took the driver to Barton Memorial Hospital, where CalStar flew him to the Renown Medical Center in Reno for treatment. Police say he won't be charged, as it appears some sort of medical emergency led him to crash his van.


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