HPD: Man crashes into building due to medical episode

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A man is in stable but critical condition Sunday after he crashed his vehicle into a building on Clinton Avenue, according to the Huntsville Police Department.

Police say the driver was heading north on Triana Boulevard when the vehicle crossed over into the Governors Drive intersection. Witnesses told police the man appeared to have a medical episode. The episode caused the driver to cross over into southbound lanes and drive into the building.

Medical personnel confirmed with HPD the driver did suffer a medical episode.

Maria Andreades works at LoanMaster, which is right next door to the building. “My mouth just dropped. I was in shock that it even happened and I was wondering how it happened and when. I didn’t hear about it. I actually still don’t know what happened. I just could not believe that there’s actually a hole in the building behind us. It was just insane.”

The business is CJ Automotive Hand Wash and Detail. The owner said they were in the process of moving. They’re going mobile, and no one was in the building when the car crashed into it. The owner says their thoughts and prayers are with the driver and his family.