OSWEGO, NY â€“ At about 10:30 a.m. today (June 4), Oswego Police observed a property damage motor vehicle accident on West Second Street at West Bridge Street.
The Oswego Fire Department ambulance and rescue crews were also dispatched to the scene.
Upon investigation, it was preliminarily determined that the operator of a 2006 Ford pickup truck was headed west on West Bridge Street between West First Street and West Second streets when the operator suffered from an undetermined medical condition.
The vehicle accelerated, striking a second vehicle which was parked and unoccupied.
The parked vehicle then struck several street signs and came to rest in the intersection of West Bridge Street / West Second streets.
The initial vehicle continued upon the north curb and sidewalk of West Bridge Street.
The vehicle then crossed West Second Street striking, and coming to rest against, the east wall of the building on the northwest corner of West Second Street / West Bridge Street.
The building houses a Verizon Wireless store located at 33 W. Bridge St., and the Club House Tavern, 126 W. Second St.
At the time of the collision, there was one clerk in the Verizon Wireless store who was uninjured, and the Club House Tavern was closed and unoccupied.
The operator of the vehicle, 35-year-old Keith E. Rappleye of Hannibal, was conscious at the scene upon the arrival of EMS.
He was transported to Oswego Hospital by the Oswego Ambulance for evaluation.
As a result of the collision, an electrical service box attached to the building was impacted, and National Grid had a service crew respond to the scene.
Power to the building was interrupted, but service to the surrounding area, including the intersectionâ€™s traffic signal remains unaffected.
At this time, the vehicle that struck the building at West Second Street / West
Bridge Street remains on the scene until the structural integrity of the building is determined to be safe for removal of the vehicle.
â€œWe are very fortunate that there were no pedestrians on the sidewalk or in the crosswalk at the time of the accident, and that there were no serious injuries,â€ said police chief Mike Dehm. â€œ We will continue our investigation into the accident, but at this time there have been no tickets issued.â€