Driver injured after car flips over, crashes into home on Pittsburgh’s North Side

Car crash forces family out of their Pittsburgh home

PITTSBURGH — A car overturned and then crashed into a home in Pittsburgh’s California-Kirkbride neighborhood.

Public Safety officials said the driver was coming down Brighton Road, lost control, rolled over and hit the home.

The driver was ejected from the car and taken to the hospital in stable condition, officials said.

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Chopper 11 was over the scene, where we could see the overturned car and emergency crews.

“Thank God, everybody is safe. That’s more important,” said homeowner Lucy Fant.

Fant said her family has called this place home for nearly 50 years, and she says her mom will now need a new place to live.

“My mother was in the kitchen, having a small meal at the time. She didn’t see what happened, but she knew from the noise and everything that happened in the house that it was probably another car,” Fant said.

Fant said they just had the house fixed after another car hit the house last year.

“They knocked down a small piece of the side of the porch and some of that pillar, and then they went into the fencing area and ended up down here,” Fant said.

“He had blood coming from everywhere, his head, his face. You couldn’t even barely see his eyes. Everything was just bloody,” said Virginia Rainey.

Rainey said she was one of the first people on the scene after the crash happened.

“He was underneath the bricks and underneath the screen and everything. So my mom ran behind me, and when we got up there, we were trying to get him up from under the bricks a little bit,” she said.

Pittsburgh police say they had to talk the 24-year-old driver into going to the hospital with paramedics.

At last check, he was in stable condition.

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