(Source: CBS 5 News) A man suffering from a medical condition lost control of his car and struck several homes and vehicles in Sun City on Monday morning.
SUN CITY, AZ (CBS5) -
William Bischoff was sound asleep in his Sun City house when he was awakened by what he thought was a clap of thunder about 3:10 a.m. Monday.
He looked out his back door, but didn't see any lightning he said. So he went to his front porch, where he was struck by a bolt from the blue.
"I saw my van was crooked and thought, 'You've got to be kidding me,'" and there was a car wedged into it," Bischoff said just after dawn Monday.
Inside the car was an 88-year-old man who had suffered a medical condition and was searching for a hospital when his car accelerated up to 100 mph before striking street signs, several homes and vehicles and coming to rest in Bischoff's front yard.
A firefighting crew was leaving Banner-Boswell Medical Center in Sun City when members saw the car speeding on 103rd Avenue, according to a department spokesman.
The crew radioed in the incident and followed the car, watching it hit several stop signs, run through a fence and come to rest after hitting Bischoff's house. No one in the house was hurt.
"It's pretty scary if you think about," Bischoff said. "If my van hadn't been there, he would have taken out my bedroom. He was headed right toward it, right toward it."
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman said several homes and vehicles were struck by the driver, who told deputies and emergency crews he was looking for a hospital when the accident happened near 103rd and Olive avenues about 5:45 a.m.
Firefighters said the man suffered only minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment of his condition.
"Don't usually get up 'til about 3:30 or 4:45, and even thought it's only a half-hour difference, that's quite a bit when you're my age and need to rest," Bischoff said.
Bischoff said he might have a badly damaged van, but it served a purpose: Bischoff can live to get that extra half-hour's sleep another day.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
UPDATEStricken driver hits 100 mph, houses, cars in Sun CityMore>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:01 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:01:34 GMT
WNEM TV5 has learned the Michigan State Police bomb squad has been called to a pawn shop in Bay City. The Bay County Sheriff's department said someone was hoping to pawn the hand grenade but when staffMore >
WNEM TV5 has learned the Michigan State Police bomb squad has been called to a pawn shop in Bay City to check out a hand grenade.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:21:07 GMT
Police in Saginaw responded to the scene of a shooting overnight on the city's west side. The shooting happened just before 3 a.m. Wednesday off of North Woodbridge Street, between Hayes and Throop Streets.More >
Police in Saginaw responded to the scene of a shooting overnight on the city's west side and the victim has been identified.More >
Police say a 1-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive in a water-filled bathtub in Flint. The Flint Journal reports police are treating the child's death Monday night as suspicious. TheMore >
Police say a 1-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive in a water-filled bathtub in Flint and now his parents have been charged in connection to his death.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:04:20 GMT
A two-car crash between Bridgeport and Frankenmuth has resulted in the closure of Junction Road. The crash happened around 1 p.m. on Wednesday on Junction, between Reimer and Dixie Highway. BridgeportMore >
A two-car crash between Bridgeport and Frankenmuth resulted in the deaths of two people on Junction Road Wednesday afternoon.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:01 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:01:00 GMT
Authorities say a 37-year-old man is dead after being hit by a pickup truck while stopped along the side of a mid-Michigan roadway to check on another motorist. The Isabella County sheriff's departmentMore >
Authorities say a 37-year-old man is dead after being hit by a pickup truck while stopped along the side of a mid-Michigan roadway to check on another motorist.More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:07:29 GMT
A man killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend has been identified. The Saginaw News reports that 51-year-old Paul Neuman was operating the bike when it crashed on Tittabawassee Road near HackettMore >
A man killed in a motorcycle crash during the weekend has been identified.More >