Report: Police officer fainted before car hit house
Posted March 9, 2009 3:05 p.m. EDT
Updated March 9, 2009 3:28 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh police officer fainted from an unknown medical condition before his patrol car struck a north Raleigh house Saturday night, according to a wreck report released Monday.
Cpl. D.L. Bond, 35, was driving the 2001 Ford sedan west on Partido Lane toward Satillo Lane around 10:45 p.m. when he fainted, according to the report.
The patrol car ran off the road to the right, went over a sidewalk and up a small hill. It hit several small trees and the support post to the roof of a neighborhood mail kiosk at 8037 Satillo Lane. The car then crossed the intersection and crashed into a house at 5417 Fair Rain Drive.
Bond was going 25 mph, the posted speed limit, and left tire impressions for 68 feet before impact, the report stated. His car traveled 107 feet after the first point of impact.
Bond was treated for minor injuries and released from WakeMed in Raleigh.
No one else was injured. The northeast corner of the house was damaged, the wreck report said. The house was briefly evacuated due to a gas leak.