Car hits home in Hartford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Car hits home in Hartford

Posted: Updated:
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A car slammed into a home in Hartford on Monday morning.

The BMW lodged into the three-family home between Beacon Street and Capitol Avenue after witnesses said it swerved to miss a car coming at it. The car crashed into the front porch of the home.

"I see the officer and the yellow tape and then I see the car in the porch," said Charlie Maras of Hartford.

The other vehicle then slammed into a light pole.

Police said a woman and her two young children were inside a second-floor apartment at the time of the crash, but they were not injured.

Both drivers were sent to area hospitals, witnesses said.

Police told Maras that the BMW avoided hitting the other car that didn't have the right of way.

"Just glad there were no people walking up the street because someone could have definitely gotten hurt real bad or even killed," Maras said.

An assistant building inspector in Hartford was sent to the home to inspect its stability because when the car slammed into it, it damaged support posts and the porch collapsed and ended up stopping on top of the vehicle. A private contractor was called in to lift the porch.

"It is not something you see every day and I don't want it happening to me walking down the street," Maras said.

It's unclear if any charges will be filed in the crash.

Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
Eyewitness News 3
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WFSB; Hartford, CT. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.