Man blacks out, rolls car in shopping center parking lot

Apr 22 2013 - 5:10pm

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A driver who apparently suffered a blackout rolled his car after crossing an embankment and striking another vehicle in a strip mall on North Harrisville Road Monday, April 22, 2013. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
A driver who apparently suffered a blackout rolled his car after crossing an embankment and striking another vehicle in a strip mall on North Harrisville Road Monday, April 22, 2013. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
A driver who apparently suffered a blackout rolled his car after crossing an embankment and striking another vehicle in a strip mall on North Harrisville Road Monday, April 22, 2013. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
A driver who apparently suffered a blackout rolled his car after crossing an embankment and striking another vehicle in a strip mall on North Harrisville Road Monday, April 22, 2013. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)

 

HARRISVILLE -- An apparent blackout Monday afternoon caused man to drive his car over a curb where it struck two parked vehicles and then overturned in a Harrisville strip mall parking lot.

The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. at 539 North Harrisville Road.

Nathaniel Brown 24, of Harrisville said at the scene he was attempting to turn north in a rented Toyota from a WalMart parking lot when he blacked out. 

The car crossed North Harrisville Road at about 30 miles per hour, went over a curb,  hit a parked, unoccupied Ford Escape and Plymouth Reliant and flipped over in the strip mall parking lot just a few feet away from several businesses, said Harrisville Police Chief Max Jackson. 

Brown told the Standard-Examiner he doesn't remember the crash, adding when he regained consciousness his car was upside down on its roof.

He rolled down a window and escaped from the mangled vehicle with only scratches and cuts to his arms.

Mar Schumacher, a friend of Brown, was driving behind him and witnessed the crash.

"I'm glad everyone is OK," she said. 

Brown said he had rented the Toyota because he wrecked his car about 1 1/2 weeks ago due to another blackout.

Brown did not appear to be impaired following Monday's crash, said Jackson, who will request that Utah Driver's License Division order him to undergo a medical evaluation. Brown was cited for improper lane travel.

In addition to Harrisville police, personnel with the North View and Ogden fire department's also responded.

 

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