Car Slams into Two Homes in Luzerne County

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP -- A driver was taken to the hospital after he crashed into two homes in Luzerne County.

The crash in Pittston Township damaged the porches of both homes.

The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday on Oak Street.

Investigators say the driver was returning from a doctor's appointment and may have had a medical issue that led to the crash.

Neighbors say with their homes so close to the busy street, they always worried something like this would happen.

Emergency workers worked to free the driver from the wreckage of his SUV after he crashed into the front porches of two homes.

"I was so afraid when I opened that door what I was coming out to, so I'm just so thankful that everyone is alright and everyone is OK," said homeowner Tanya Stacey.

Officials believe the driver may have had a medical issue. He was eventually taken to the hospital. Stacey says the impact of the crash shook her whole house.

"Pretty much my whole porch was demolished, and the car, the airbags were deployed, so it was very frightening," Stacey said.

No one in either home was hurt, but Stacey says this isn't the first time she's seen a wreck near her home.

"On any given day, there are a lot of accidents and things like that, so it was just very scary," she said.

Despite all the damage, Stacey is grateful because just moments earlier her husband and nine-year-old daughter had just pulled out of the spot where the SUV crashed.

"Shortly before that, he was taking my daughter to a basketball camp, so I'm a still a little shaken."

One porch was completely ripped off the home. The other was concrete and will have to be replaced.

"They're going to be safe, and they don't have to move out because of the porch. They do have to have somebody come out once their adjuster looks at it to re-support it," said Terry Best, Pittston Township zoning code official.

There is no word on the driver's name or condition, but officials say his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

3 comments

  • Bob

    Lmao what is with you low lives. You can’t drive. You have more accidents involving cars hitting trees, houses, etc then you do with other cars lmaoooooooo

  • city simpletons

    You city people are so retarded. If your going to slam something, go down to Frackville and slam a pedo street roamer. Unlike this homeowner, they will thank you.

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