UPDATE: Car crashes into Jefferson City office building
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:23:25 GMT — UPDATE Friday 5:40 a.m.: Police have released the name of the man who was injured after his vehicle ran off of the road and into a building. John Gulick, 68, was the driver of the vehicle. Police say Gulick's foot began to spasm while he was driving and caused his foot to become stuck between the brake and gas pedals. His vehicle then left the roadway and went into a parking lot where it struck two vehicles before running into the building and rolling onto its side. Golick was taken to St. Mary's Hospital with moderate injuries. UPDATE Thursday 5:15 p.m.: A medical condition could have caused an elderly man to crash into a building. Jason Turner with the Jefferson City Fire Department said the man was in his late 70's or early 80's and that investigators believe a medical condition could have caused him to lose control of his car. The car flipped onto its side after smashing into the brick building. Turner said emergency crews had to use power tools to remove the roof of the car and extricate the man.The man was taken to the hospital. Turner couldn't comment on his condition.This is the second incident Thursday in which a car hit into a building on Southwest Blvd. Click HERE to read about the car that hit into Merrell University. Original Story 2:23 p.m.: Emergency crews have taken one person to the hospital after a car crashed through a parking lot in Jefferson City. The fire department was dispatched to an office building in the 1600 block of Southwest Blvd. around 1:45 p.m. Thursday. KRCG's reporter at the scene said it looks like the car was traveling on Southwest Blvd. when it left the roadway, traveled over some grass and then into the parking lot. The reporter said the car crashed into two other cars in the parking lot before flipping onto its side on a grassy area next to the building. KRCG will update the story once the fire department releases more details.