Courtesy Whittier Police Department

A driver had a medical emergency Wednesday that caused him to crash a utility truck into several parked cars, sparking a fire that spread to a nearby building.

The crash was reported at 1:30 p.m. in the 6500 block of Greenleaf Avenue, according to the Whittier Police Department.

One of vehicles caught fire, causing an adjacent building to also catch fire, police said, adding that firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.

Only the driver, a man in his 40s, was injured, police said, but his condition was not immediately available.

He was taken to a hospital, a fire department dispatcher said.

–City News Service

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