Teen with medical condition slams truck into Gilbert apartment

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GILBERT -- A teen on his way to school suffered a medical condition and slammed his pickup truck into an apartment building in Gilbert Tuesday morning.

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It happened at about 7:30 a.m. near Higley and Ray roads, according a dispatcher for the Mesa Fire Department.

Gilbert police said the 17-year-old was heading west on Ray Road when he lost control of the pickup truck.

Sgt. Mark Marino said the teen's truck crossed the three eastbound lanes of traffic and continued off the south side of the road. The truck went through the first-floor wall of a three-story apartment complex and came to rest in the living room of the ground-level apartment.

Video from NewsChopper 3 showed the teen, who is a Williamsfield High School student, being put into a helicopter to be air-lifted from the scene.

Police said the teen was not hurt in the wreck, but was being taken to the hospital because of the pre-existing medical condition that reportedly caused him to lose control of the truck. The nature of that condition has not been released.

The resident was not at home at the time of the collision. No other injuries were reported.

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