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Car Crashes Into La Pine Parks & Rec

LA PINE, OR -- The La Pine Parks and Recreation building at First and Coach Road was damaged by a car, Tuesday evening. According to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, a 63-year-old man experienced an apparent medical emergency while driving, and crashed his car into the building at about 6:20 p.m.


The driver was flown to St. Charles Bend with serious injuries. His two passengers, three- and six-year-old girls, suffered minor injuries. 


UPDATE: A six-year-old girl is being commended for getting help for her grandfather, after a Tuesday evening car crash. The Sheriff’s office says the girl found a phone in the car and placed a frantic call to 911, reporting he had crashed once and the car was moving again. Deputies caught up to the vehicle just as it ran in to the La Pine Parks and Rec building. The driver was seriously hurt and flown to the hospital. Investigators believe a medical emergency caused him to drive erratically. The two kids received minor injuries.

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