Utah man critical after reported seizure while driving
Published: February 22, 2013 08:58PM
Updated: February 22, 2013 04:38PM
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A man apparently suffered a seizure behind the wheel of a car in Provo Friday before the vehicle entered a parking lot and crashed into a light pole. Police say the man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Courtesy photo

A man is in critical condition after reportedly suffering some kind of medical emergency Friday afternoon and crashing in a parking lot in Provo.

Provo Police say the man was behind the wheel of a white sedan while heading north on Freedom Boulevard near 300 North at about 1 p.m. Witnesses told police the man appeared to suffer a seizure — shaking and then slumping down. The sedan then struck a minivan that was exiting onto Freedom Boulevard from a parking lot. The car veered into the parking lot, and went over a parking median before finally striking a light pole.

The driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said. His name was not released Friday afternoon.

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