Riverwalk crash victim in stable condition [UPDATED]Published 11:21am Thursday, April 11, 2013 Updated 3:13pm Thursday, April 11, 2013
A Battle Lake area man is in stable condition at Lake Region Healthcare this morning following an accident Wednesday in which his car went onto the Otter Tail riverwalk.
Charles Evert, 67, was driving his GMC Acadia northbound on Union Avenue at the Washington Avenue intersection. While traveling at a high rate of speed, his vehicle went into the grass and hit a utility pole, spinning his vehicle into the riverwalk before stopping at a fence, according to a witness.
It was likely a medical condition that caused Evert to lose consciousness while driving, according to Fergus Falls Police.
Fergus Falls Police rescued Evert with a semi wrecker. He was transported by ambulance to Lake Region Healthcare.
The riverwalk had been closed for the winter, so no one else was hurt.