November 25, 2012
Julia Roberts Goad
WILLIAMSON - A Saturday morning accident involving a STAT Ambulance is being attributed to a medical condition.
Patrolman Jeff Taylor with the Williamson Police Department said Chris Staggs of Lenore was traveling east on 4th Avenue near the Sacred Heart Catholic Church when he lost control, apparently due to a seizure.
The ambulance he was driving struck a wall on the street, then the steps of the church, then the awning of the Beltone hearing aid office on 4th Avenue.
The vehicle then crossed the street, coming to rest after it went through the parking lot of the church and crashed into a home on rear 5th Avenue, Taylor said.
Staggs was transported to Williamson Memorial Hospital. A fellow driver STAT employee, L.C. Blankenship, Jr., was also treated at WMH. Their conditions were unknown at press time.
The accident remains under investigation by the WPD.