Driver Injured After Crashing into West Hartford House While Owner Was Home

A 60-year-old man was hospitalized after crashing into a house in West Hartford Wednesday morning while one of the residents was home.

Richard Liljedahl, 60, of West Hartford, was driving south on Brookmoor Road in his Audi A6 when he veered off the road, narrowly missing a utility pole. The car went over the lawn and crashed into the house at 70 Brookmoor. The crash happened at about 7:46 a.m.

An ambulance transported Liljedahl to the hospital for an evaluation after he was treated on scene for minor injuries.

The homeowner was in the room closest to the part of the house the car hit at the time of the one-car crash. She wasn't injured, but there was significant damage to a wall on the west side of the house, the wall inside, a radiator, a window, a bookcase and small trees.

The building inspector responded to the scene to look at the house and determined the homeowner can live in the house despite the damage to the house.

No charges have been filed at this time.

The crash remains under investigation.

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