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Medical Emergency Leads to Accident on Zion Drive

Residents report airborne SUV, loud explosion.

An adult male driver estimated to be about 40 suffered a medical emergency Jan. 17, leading to a crash on Zion Drive, said Master Police Officer J.T. Frey of the .

Eyewitnesses said an SUV went airborne across Zion Drive near Kipp Court at about 5 p.m., broke through a split rail fence, and wedged between two trees. 

"At the time of the wreck there was a very huge explosion, and a lot of smoke coming from the front of the SUV, but there did not appear to be a fire," said one eyewitness.

The medical emergency made the driver unconscious, according to Officer Frey.  "It was fortunate he was wearing a seatbelt, and that no other vehicles or persons were involved or injured," said Frey.

The driver was transported to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.  

Frey said the explosion resulted when the vehicle hit a power box and a transformer blew, causing a power outage in the neighborhood.

Zion Drive was closed for about an hour as rescue workers extricated the driver.

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