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Car stolen from CCSU crashed into New Britain home

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An eyewitness captured this photo on Sexton Street in New Britain on Tuesday (Leonardo Rosado) An eyewitness captured this photo on Sexton Street in New Britain on Tuesday (Leonardo Rosado)
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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

A car that was reportedly stolen from Central Connecticut State University on Tuesday crashed into a house in New Britain.

Emergency crews responded to Sexton Street just after 11 a.m. after the car hit the side of the house.

"When I think about it I get nervous...cause you can play it in your head and just see how grateful I am," Lisa Marie Sykes, who survived crash, told Eyewitness News exclusively on Tuesday night. 

The crash broke the home from its foundation, pushed in the vinyl siding and caused the bedroom wall on the other side to hurl forward sending furniture flying while Sykes was inside the room. 

"I could hear screeching coming down the street, like it was getting closer and closer," Sykes said. "Something says get up and go look out the window and I turn like this and it hits the wall and throws me across the room."

The car was found unoccupied, but a witness reported seeing one or two men running from the scene. The passenger was later caught, but police said they were still looking for the driver.  

The home sustained moderate damage and was deemed a hazard by building officials, who displaced the residents.

Lisa's husband William was not home at the time of the crash. The two were displaced until repairs are completed. Now, the couple can only look to the future and be grateful that it was only material things lost.

"We're gonna be fine. Nobody's dead," Sykes said. "Cause technically I should be. So we have a beautiful God that loves us."

The home on Sexton Street is a two-family house. The landlord lives with his family upstairs. The landlord told Eyewitness News his mother was upstairs when the car hit the house, however she was not hurt.

The landlord's family was displaced by the crash. He said he is just thankful his tenants weren't hurt. 

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