Man experiences medical issue, crashes through BMU building

Two people were transported from the scene of a crash after a red Dodge van headed south on Emmet Street, driven by an elderly man and carrying an elderly woman, traveled off the left side of the road as the man experienced cardiac arrest and accelerated, around 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to police and medical officials. The vehicle struck a parked car before exiting the road, then continued under the fence surrounding the Bryan Municipal Light and Water Works building, traveling across the lawn, entering through the south side garage door and exiting on the garage's east side. In the process, it struck several fuel containers, which did not ignite, and two support columns. The unresponsive driver was treated via a CPR machine for a lengthy period and was ultimately transported from the scene to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan before being transported via medical helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His condition was not known as of Friday night. The woman was responsive, but had to be extricated by hydraulic tools to get out of the vehicle. She was also transported for minor injuries but was released Friday afternoon. A lone individual inside the garage was unharmed. Bryan police, fire and Williams County EMS personnel, as well as Bob's Service Center responded to the scene. Authorities have not yet released the individuals' identities. JOSH EWERS/Staff

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