The driver who crashed a car into a house in Manchester was transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
No one was home when a Ford 500 with New Jersey license plates ran into the 253 Hillard Street house, but the man who lives there and his girlfriend were nearby when they got a call at 3:30 a.m. Sunday notifying them about the incident.
"Stuff is knocked off shelves and walls and things inside. It doesn't appear too bad," Susan Dorne, of Manchester, said. "There's a little – a couple of cracks in the wall, near the corner, so we're going to have to get that checked out, I guess."
The car caught fire after crashing into the home, leaving singe marks up the side of the house. Firefighters put the fire out quickly.
"A little bit of structural damage, but there was a building inspector here and he checked it out, and the cop kicked in the front door, obviously to check and see if anybody was inside," Dorne said. "There was nobody home, but they didn't know that when they got here. So, now the front door has got some issues and doesn't close right."
Dorne said that passersby pulled the driver out of the car, but police have not confirmed that information at this time.
Information on the driver's condition was not immediately available at the time of publication. Police have not released the identity of the driver at this time.