Car slams into tree, narrowly missing home with sleeping child inside

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. —

A driver in Washington County lost control Thursday morning, narrowly missing a home with a sleeping child inside.

Investigators said the driver was traveling along Prosperity Pike (Route 18 north) when he lost control, swerved off the road, overcompensated and slammed into a tree.

Rescuers said had the tree not been there, the car would have slammed right into the bedroom of a 9-year-old child, who was sleeping at the time.

The fire chief said the driver was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital via medical helicopter. Firefighters said the driver had to be cut out of the vehicle and suffered multiple head wounds.

The victim’s name and condition were not released.