Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Car crashes into house in Hailey

Police believe man suffered seizure

Express Staff Writer

    Hailey police believe that a man suffered a seizure shortly before he crashed a car into a house on Woodside Boulevard in south Hailey late Monday afternoon.
    Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter identified the driver as Michael Whalen, 20, of Bellevue. He said neither Whalen nor residents of the home were seriously injured in the accident, which occurred at about 5:30 p.m.
    Gunter said Whalen was northbound in a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am when the vehicle went out of control, crossed a dirt lot, ran over two aspen trees and crashed into the house at 3910 Woodside Boulevard.
    An ambulance was dispatched, but Gunter said Whalen was taken from the accident scene by his mother.
    Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3,000. Gunter said the home will need repairs, but he did not have a damage estimate.
    No citations were issued.

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