An 84-year-old man is in serious condition after his vehicle went airborne over an embankment, flew onto U.S. Highway 101, and then crashed into a concrete wall at Armor Storage in Port Angeles, Wash. Investigators indicated Ervin G. Braun suffered a medical emergency on Friday while at a stop sign on Kemp Street, which caused him to accelerate across a parking lot and through a gate, before launching over the embankment. His Nissan pickup truck sped across all four lanes of the highway before hitting the wall on the north side of the 101, according to the source.
Braun was wearing his seat belt and isn’t facing any pending charges, the source reported. His truck was deemed a total loss. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Besides the medical issue that caused him to accelerate, it’s unclear if Braun sustained any injuries as a result of the incident.
No details were provided regarding the extent of the damage at the self-storage property at 260 N. Lees Creek Road. The 31,050-square-foot facility opened this summer. It’s managed by West Coast Self-Storage Group (WCSSG), an Everett, Wash.-based self-storage acquisition, development and property-management firm that owns and manages 75 facilities in California, Oregon and Washington.
Family-owned, Armor owns three self-storage facilities in Washington.
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