PORT ANGELES — An 84-year-old Port Angeles man was in serious condition at Olympic Medical Center on Saturday after his vehicle went airborne over an embankment, crossed U.S. Highway 101 and then crashed into a concrete wall at Armor Mini-Storage in east Port Angeles.
Ervin G. Braun was driving west on Kemp Street at about 2 p.m. Friday and stopped his vehicle, a Nissan pickup, at a stop sign at South Brooke Avenue, just south of U.S. Highway 101, according to the State Patrol.
The driver suffered an unspecified medical emergency and accelerated his vehicle past the stop sign, across a parking lot, then hit a gate. The vehicle continued through the gate, went airborne over an embankment and landed on the eastbound lanes of Highway 101.
The vehicle went across all four lanes of the highway, then hit a concrete wall at the mini-storage on the north side of the highway. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.
Braun was taken to Olympic Medical Center and admitted. He was wearing his seat belt.
The vehicle was completely destroyed, according to the State Patrol report. No charges were pending.