Car crashes through garage; driver sustains injuries

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | 7:06 p.m. CDT
A car tore through a portion of a home Tuesday at 1102 Vintage Drive. The unidentified driver of the vehicle was the only person injured in the accident.

COLUMBIA­ — The Columbia Fire Department responded at 11:16 a.m. to an injury accident at 1102 Vintage Drive, where a driver rammed through the garage door of a house with three people inside, according to a news release.

The driver of the vehicle sustained significant injuries and was sent to University Hospital, according to the release. Police and fire officials did not identify the driver.

It was reported that none of the residents of the home were injured.

Fire Marshal Brad Fraizer said in the news release that the driver failed to make a turn by 1102 Vintage Drive and instead drove through the garage door and then a wall of the garage. The car eventually got stuck on the curb in the front yard.

Ten units from the Fire Department responded to the incident.

The firefighters at the scene also found that the gas meter of the house had been damaged, which created an active gas leak. They moved the residents to safety and requested Ameren UE to respond. Ameren crews arrived soon after and disconnected the gas.

The wall of the house was damaged, and debris scattered around the area of impact. Firefighters temporarily reinforced the garage's wall.

Supervising editor is Zachary Matson.

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