Drivers seizure sends Mazda crashing into Beaverton restaurant
Police say car struck parked vehicles and hydrant before slamming into building
Beaverton police are investigating a crash Monday morning involving a 32-year-old man suffering from a seizure who crashed his vehicle into a building.
At about 10:45 a.m., police responded to the Izakaya Sushi Restaurant at 14605 S.W. Millikan Way.
Upon arrival, officers learned a blue 2004 Mazda 3 struck three parked cars in the parking lot of the restaurant before jumping the curb and striking first a fire hydrant and then the building.
When the vehicle slammed into the building, a table on the inside wall of the restaurant struck a male employee in the hip. The employee complained of pain to his hip. He was later transported to a local hospital.
The Mazda's driver appears to have suffered a seizure, which led to the crash, said Sgt. Jim Shumway, Beaverton police spokesman.
Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle pulling out of a parking space before accelerating rapidly.
"The vehicle either bounced or rolled back and was not inside the restaurant when officers arrived," Shumway said. "It appears that the vehicle did not travel very far inside of the restaurant."
The driver was treated at the scene before being transported to a local hospital.
"The driver was conscious but confused and dazed, leading medical personnel to believe he had suffered a seizure," Shumway said.
He did not appear to be suffering from any injuries as a result of the crash.