A snow plow truck pulled through the front of a New Eagle store Monday afternoon when the driver was reportedly suffering a medical emergency.
The privately owned truck crashed into B&B Truck and Equipment Repair at 150 Union St. shortly before 2 p.m., where it was being serviced
No one was injured in the store, but the driver was unresponsive and had no heartbeat, witnesses said. Workers at the store started performing CPR and even used an automated external defibrillator to restore the man’s heartbeat before police and paramedics arrived.
The driver, who was not identified, was later taken care of by paramedics in an ambulance and was due to be flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment. Monongahela police said he was not injured in the accident, but investigators believe he suffered a heart attack and lost control of the vehicle shortly before the accident. His condition was not known on Monday afternoon.
The accident caused significant damage in the workshop, which is located at a driveway near Route 88, after the vehicle plowed through the front door and wedged itself between the entrance and the business office. The impact threw a large metal door across the garage floor. At first it was not known how much the structural damage to the building was and how much the repair could cost.
Monongahela Police are investigating the crash.