Posted 6:45 PM 8/30/2012 : Man crashes car into home
TUCSON - Just before two this afternoon, deputies say a 59-year-old man crashed his car into a house near Ruthrauff and and La Cholla.
Deputies say say he may have suffered a medical condition. His vehicle slammed into the master bedroom where a 70-year-old man was in bed. Northwest Fire District officials say that man was trapped under the car for 19 minutes. The driver was also trapped inside his car.
His wife Ruth Dobray tells News 4, her husband may have two broken legs. She says she's thankful it wasn't worse. Even though the house has been condemmed by the building inspector she says there's nothing inside that can't be replaced.
He's listed in serious but stable condition.
The 59-year-old driver is listed with life threatening injuries. Pima County Sheriff's deputies say he was not wearing a seatbelt.
Jerry McNeely lives across the street and says he heard the loud noise, he looked outside and saw the car in the house. He ran across the street and saw the driver pinned inside the car.
Posted 2:54 PM 8/30/2012 : Car crashes into home on northwest side; driver, occupant injured
TUCSON - A car crashed into a house on Tucson's Northwest side this afternoon, trapping one man inside and causing injuries to the driver and home occupant.
At 1:44 p.m. Thursday, Northwest Fire District crews responded to North Calle Harmonia, near Ruthrauff and La Canada, to find a man in his 60s trapped inside a car that had crashed into the home's master bedroom, according to NWFD's Captain Adam Goldberg. That man was extricated by NWFD crews and transported to a hospital in critical condition.
The home's sole occupant, a 70-year-old man, was in the master bedroom at the time of the crash and became trapped under the car, Capt. Goldberg confirmed. NWFD crews extracted him from the home and he was transported in serious, but stable condition.
Goldberg said crews are now attempting to shore up the home's structure, which has been deemed unstable.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but investigators are looking into the possibility that the driver suffered an illness prior to the crash.
News 4 Tucson crews are on the scene - stay tuned for updates.
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