Police said the driver of this UPS truck passed out before the truck ran into this restaurant sign and retaining wall near 78th and L Streets on Monday. Rebecca S. Gratz/The World-Herald Published Tuesday July 12, 2011 Truck hits eatery sign By Ellen Jean Hirst WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER Omaha resident Ruth Leininger was standing outside Johnny Sortino's Monday evening when she looked to the south, toward L Street, and screamed. A UPS truck was veering off the road in the distance, seemingly out of control, and heading toward the restaurant, she said. Ruth and Tim Leininger and Sara Askins, of Opp, Ala., saw the truck travel west off of L, cross the frontage road to its north and make it past cars parked at the Diamond Vogel Decorating Center and Johnny Sortino's — without hitting them. The truck traveled about 540 feet before crashing into a parking lot wall at the restaurant's west side, a UPS official said. Tim Leininger said the driver looked “slung over” when his truck headed for the restaurant. Police responded shortly before 6 p.m. They said the driver had blacked out at the wheel, likely due to medical reasons. Authorities did not consider the driver's injuries life-threatening, and no one else was injured.