FFs rescue motorist from SUV stuck in 2nd story of Conn. house after crash

The driver of the SUV had just left a bar, according to Fire Chief Keith Milton, and was driving at a high rate of speed, when he hit a large rock near the house, making a "perfect jump"


Susan Dunne
Hartford Courant

NORWICH, Conn. — An SUV crashed into the second story of a house in Norwich early Saturday morning, according to the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Company.

At about 1:30 a.m., the fire company arrived at the scene of the house at 665 West Thames St. to find a dark blue SUV stuck nose-first in the upper story of the house, perched on the bed of a pickup truck parked in front.

At about 1:30 a.m., the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Company arrived at the scene of the house at 665 West Thames St. to find a dark blue SUV stuck nose-first in the upper story of the house, perched on the bed of a pickup truck parked in front.
At about 1:30 a.m., the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Company arrived at the scene of the house at 665 West Thames St. to find a dark blue SUV stuck nose-first in the upper story of the house, perched on the bed of a pickup truck parked in front. (Photo/East Great Plains Volunteer Fire Company)

Fire Chief Keith Milton said the motorist had been visiting a local bar. “He drove off the road at a high rate of speed. On the side of the home’s driveway is a large rock. It made for the perfect jump, if you would,” Milton said.

Power lines were resting on the car, Milton said. Norwich Public Utilities cut off the power to the house. Norwich Fire Department and Emergency Management used a bucket truck to cut the motorist out of the car.

The motorist was taken to Backus Hospital.

One resident of the home received minor injuries. “She and her husband were sleeping in that particular bedroom. She was lucky that there were only very minor injuries,” Milton said.

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