Car crashes into home on High Street in East Hartford (WFSB Photo)
Clear tire tracks in the grass from when the car lost control.(WFSB Photo)
EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
A motor vehicle slammed into a parked car, then into a residence in East Hartford on Wednesday morning.
The crash was reported at 310 High St. just before 12 p.m.
Three people were inside the vehicle including a female driver and two men, who were all in their 20s. Police did not know how serious their injuries were, but all three were taken to Hartford Hospital.
No one was inside the home or the parked car at the time of the crash, and one of the vehicles was lodged into a bedroom.
Lifeguards at a nearby pool saw the crash and rushed to help aid the people injured. They were the first responders.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by police. Neighbors told Eyewitness News that speeding played a factor in the crash.
There were clear tire tracks in the grass from when the car lost control. There is no word on how fast car was traveling.
"You heard the tires screech and it sounded like when you watch NASCAR and you see the big crash," said Stuart Sevene, who was one of the first responders. "You just saw the car jump up in the air and land on its side."
Sevene and a group of lifeguards ran over to the crash to help the victims get out of the car, which was smoking.
"Two kids jumped out and started to run away and one dropped to the ground and almost fell unconscious," Sevene said. "I saw smoke and antifreeze leaking out and I ran over to the car, flipped it, and the girl's body just dropped."
All conditions of the victims were unknown as of Wednesday afternoon, and investigators are looking at speed being a factor.
High Street between Wadsworth Street and Naubuc Avenue will remain closed for several hours for the police investigation.
The structural safety of the home is not known until car gets dislodged, according to authorities. There is no time table on the removal of the car.
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