A driver and passenger were seriously hurt Wednesday when their car smashed into a house on Route 3 in Wethersfield, according to police.
Police said the crash happened around noon at the intersection of Route 3/Maple Street and Route 287/Prospect Street. The home sustained heavy damage.
Police, firefighters and medical personnel responded to the scene and started treating the injured driver and passenger. Both people were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to police.
The Wethersfield building inspector was called in to assess damage to the home, which police described as significant.
Maple Street was closed between Prospect Street and the Route 99/Silas Deane Highway while authorities responded to the scene. The area reopened to traffic around 2:30 p.m.
Members of the Midstate Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and continue to investigate.
Police said it's not clear whether the driver suffered a medical issue or if there was a mechanical problem with the car.
Witnesses or those with information are asked to call Wethersfield Officer Newton at 860-721-2712.
Check back for updates on this developing story.