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Teenage Driver Rushed To Hospital After Car Hits House

EDWARDSVILLE – Two front porches were damaged and two cars were smashed during a wreck on Church Street Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities told Newswatch 16 that a 17-year-old driver was taken to the hospital, after the car he was driving smashed into a front porch, a parked car and a utility pole around 1 p.m.

The parked car was shoved onto the front porch of another home, and utility lines dropped onto the street after the utility pole snapped.

People who live nearby said they’re worried about the young driver who was taken to the hospital, but they’re thankful that their home was not damaged.

“It was loud, so loud that I left the house and came outside here. I looked up the street and I saw the crash,” said Michelle Salgado. “Very lucky, thank God on that one. I’ve got five kids so I’m very lucky.”

The teenage driver was treated and released from the hospital.

Police believe he was speeding when he crashed and said charges or citations will be filed.

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