Trooper Ramey Bass and a volunteer help push the car out of the slick mud (Christan Murphrey steers).
Epileptic Seizure Causes Car to Crash Into City Hall, GOODRICH, February 27, 2011 - At approximately 11:45 am on February 27, 2011, driver Christan Murphrey, 25, of Meridian, Mississippi, was driving on Loop 393 in Goodrich and pulled over into the parking lot of the Hornet Game Room to talk on her cell phone. Murphrey exited her vehicle and was standing in the parking lot talking on her phone and she asked her husband, Garrett, 28, to get back inside the vehicle. Garrett got into the driver's seat and while sitting in the seat had an epileptic seizure. Apparently when Garrett had the seizure his hand struck the gear shift putting the vehicle into drive and his foot pressed the gas. The 2007 Dodge Caliber pulled across Loop 393 and crashed through a fence and struck Goodrich City Hall and came to rest in the beside City Hall. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Goodrich Fire Chief, Ken Hambrick and Trooper Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Garrett Murphrey and their 18 month old child were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. Murphrey had insurance and no citations were issued. The car sustained moderate damage but was still drivable. The scene was cleared by 12:45 pm.
Special thank you: Stash Anderson
Goodrich Fire Chief Ken Hambrick looks at the odd situation.
Goodrich Mayor Pro-Tem, Nita Gokey, examines the damage to Goodrich City Hall Building.
The car sustained moderate damage but was drivable.
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