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Driver Loses Consciousness, Crashes into Business

A man crashed his car into a Lake City Way business Tuesday afternoon after suffering from a medical emergency.

At 3:45 p.m. officers were dispatched to a report of a car plowing into a business in the 12000 block of Lake City Way NE. The vehicle drove through a fence and into many items on the business’ property.

An employee ran over to find the vehicles wheels still spinning and the driver’s foot still on the accelerator.  The employee broke the passenger side window, reached in and shut off the engine. The driver had apparently suffered a medical emergency that caused him to lose consciousness.

Officers arrived and pulled the driver from the car. They performed CPR until the Seattle Fire Department arrived.

Seattle Fire medics transported the man to Northwest Hospital and Medical Center for further treatment.