Car crashes into house; two people sent to trauma center
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A car crashed into a house on the northwest side Thursday, trapping two people, one inside the house and one inside the car, according to Capt. Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire.
The two men in the accident are in serious but stable condition and are expected to recover from their injuries.
Goldberg tells KGUN9 the car crashed into a house in the 4800 block of north Calle Harmonia. The driver of the car was a 59-year-old man and was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center.
A 71-year-old man was inside the master bedroom where the car hit, and he became trapped underneath the car.
He was also taken to UAMC.
Northwest Fire has confirmed that the driver of the car had some sort of medical issue right before the crash, which caused him to lose control of his car. He also was not wearing a seatbelt.
It took Northwest Fire crews three minutes to respond to the accident, and a total of 16 minutes to remove both the driver and the man inside the house.
Goldberg says Northwest Fire wants to remind the public to wear seatbelts while driving, to reduce the severity of injuries in accidents.