Car plunges off parking garage

Published Jun 11, 2013 at 05:00AM

A Powell Butte man was in critical condition Monday evening at St. Charles Bend, after his car fell 15 feet from a parking garage, according to police and hospital spokespeople.

Richard T. Marsellos, 87, apparently suffered a medical emergency around 11:20 a.m. while waiting in his parked 2010 Buick at The Center Orthopedic Neuro Care, 2200 N.E. Neff Road, Bend, according to Bend Police Lt. Chris Carney. His wife was inside.

“His vehicle accelerated backwards, striking two parked vehicles,” according to Carney. It then accelerated forward and went through a handrail and guardrail, falling about 15 feet to the level below, police reported.

Marsellos was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel from the Bend Fire Department.