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Car crashes house in West Hartford

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A mini-van crashed into a home on Quaker Lane in West Hartford on Tuesday. (WFSB photo) A mini-van crashed into a home on Quaker Lane in West Hartford on Tuesday. (WFSB photo)

A car crashed into a house in West Hartford Tuesday morning and the whole incident was caught on camera.

Police said a 2004 Toyota mini-van crashed into a three-story building at 240-242 South Quaker La. around 7 a.m. The crash caused the three front porches of the home to collapse. 

"We just heard the noise and the lady went into that house," Shell station manager Alex Alarashi said. "And everything just collapsed."

The minivan veered off the road and plowed right into the home, which sent the three front porches pancaking one on top of the other.

Alarashi said a young man had just bought cigarettes moments before the crash. 

"He was so lucky she didn't hit him," Alarashi said. 

The six people, who live in the home, were not hurt. Most were sleeping and told police they didn't even feel the impact.

"Luckily, it happened early in the morning and nobody was really up," Rick Bush, the building's property manager, said. "But, if somebody was sitting on the porch, they would have tumbled. It would have been an unpleasant situation for sure."

The building sustained heavy damage, according to police. However, the town building inspector said the building is stable and the residents can continue to live there. 

Police said the driver, 47-year-old Deidre Jordan had a medical issue before the crash. She was taken to Saint Francis Hospital where she was treated and released. 

Jordan told police and eyewitnesses that she just blacked out.

"She said she blacked out," Alarashi said. "She didn't remember anything after she passed the light"

There is no evidence of texting or talking on the cell phone before the crash, police said. However, the crash remains under investigation. 

There was no one else in the mini-van.  

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