Car Slams Into Waterbury House

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Sep 5, 2013  |  Updated 8:28 PM EDT
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Car Slams Into Waterbury House

Jamie Mirabilio

Waterbury fire officials are responding to Wolcott Street, where a car crashed into a building. Authorities are checking for a gas leak.

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Authorities are investigating after a car crashed into a home on Wolcott Street in Waterbury, striking a gas meter and causing a leak.

It happened around 4:15 p.m. at 551 Wolcott Street, according to police.

Three people were in the living room when the car struck and were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to resident, who was upstairs at the time.

"I was walkin gup the stairs and as soon as I got to the top of the stairs... I had just walked into my house and the car had hit through the front hallway," said resident Lishara Parks.

Parks said she tried to run back downstairs with her baby, but the smoke was too thick.

"It was actually like being in a car accident," Parks said. "The house was shaking. It was like, I had to grab ont othe wall, grab my baby. It was scary."

Parks said the car must have been traveling at least 50 mph and it didn't look like the driver hit the brakes.

She said that maybe a tire had blown, because the driver didn't appear to be drunk.

Parks said the car took a sharp right-hand turn and ended up in their living room.

Wolcott Street was closed while gas company workers repaired the leak. It has since reopened and the gas has been shut off, police said.

Authorities are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

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