Driver blacks out, crashes into old Mitre 10 building

A car needed to be removed from the old Mitre 10 building at Prospect.

A car needed to be removed from the old Mitre 10 building at Prospect.

UPDATE 11.19AM:

A 50-year-old Hobart man is being treated at the Launceston General Hospital after he “blacked out” and crashed his car into the old Mitre 10 building at Prospect.

The man’s son, James Raymond Cross, was in the car at the time and said they had pulled over after his dad started to feel ill.

“He’s gone to swap over and let mum drive the car … he got into park and all of a sudden he just literally blanked out and his foot went on the accelerator and the car just went forward,” he said.

“Just lucky it wasn’t on the road or the highway because we are driving back to Hobart.

“Everyone is alright though.”

Tasmania Fire Service crews were at the scene shortly after 10am and a tow truck arrived about 11am to help remove the car.

EARLIER: 

A car is believed to have crashed into the old Mitre 10 building at Prospect.

Emergency Services were to called the scene on Westbury Road about 10am Sunday.

A Tasmania Fire Service spokesman said the building was “unstable” and “props” had to be put in place to allow crews to remove the car.

There are no injuries reported.

The crews remain at the scene.

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