SUN CITY, Ariz. — An 88-year-old man suffered a medical condition and was
searching for a hospital when his car accelerated up to 100 mph and struck
several homes, street signs and vehicles in Sun City, authorities said.
Firefighters said the man suffered only minor injuries in the incident around 3
a.m. Monday and he was taken to a hospital for treatment of his condition.
His name hasn’t been released yet.
A firefighting crew was leaving Banner-Boswell Medical Center in Sun City when
members saw the car speeding on 103rd Avenue.
The crew radioed in the incident and followed the car, watching it hit several
stop signs, run through a fence and come to rest after hitting a house.
No one in the house was hurt.
William Bischoff said he was asleep in his Sun City house when he was awakened
by what he thought was a clap of thunder.
He looked out his back door and was stunned to see a car in his front yard.
“I saw my van was crooked and thought, `You’ve got to be kidding me,’ and
there was a car wedged into it,” Bischoff told Phoenix TV station KPHO.
“It’s pretty scary if you think about,” Bischoff added. “If my van hadn’t
been there, he would have taken out my bedroom. He was headed right toward it.”