Car crashes into Sauk Village home

2013-06-18T12:17:00Z 2013-06-19T00:00:26Z Car crashes into Sauk Village homeLauri Harvey Keagle, (219) 852-4311

SAUK VILLAGE | A 21-year-old Sauk Village man crashed his car into a home there early Tuesday while the residents were asleep inside.

The driver and a pregnant woman in the house were taken to hospitals. The house later was deemed uninhabitable because of structural damage.

According to Deputy Police Chief Tim Holevis, the driver told police he was traveling north at 1:25 a.m. on Jeffrey Avenue trying to make a left turn onto Peterson Avenue when an oncoming vehicle ran him off the road.

The driver then accidentally drove into the home in the 21400 block of Peterson Avenue, where a couple and their two young children were asleep. The car came to rest in the bedroom where the couple were sleeping.

The female resident, who is pregnant, was taken to an area hospital as a precaution and was released, Holevis said.

The driver suffered a leg injury and was taken to Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer. He was not cited in connection with the accident, Holevis said. The female passenger of the vehicle and the other residents of the home were not injured.

The home has been deemed structurally unsound as a result of the accident. Holevis said the residents plan to stay with family members nearby.

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