From staff reports
Area police responded to two incidents about 90 minutes apart Wednesday afternoon involving vehicles that crashed at homes.
The first incident occurred at about 3:40 p.m. at 1255 Rocky Grove Ave. Sugarcreek police Lt. Ryan Ashbaugh said a child was taken by Stat MedEvac helicopter from the residence after a car crashed into the home while the child was inside the house.
Ashbaugh said he didn’t know the extent of the child’s injuries, but he said the child appeared to be alert and stable at the time of the transport.
The driver was taken by Community Ambulance Service to the Grove City hospital to be examined, and there were no passengers, Ashbaugh said.
“The vehicle was traveling north on Rocky Grove Avenue and ran off the southbound side of the road across traffic,” Ashbaugh said. “It went across a yard for a couple hundred feet, then went airborne and hit the house.”
Ashbaugh said it was unclear early Wednesday evening what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Reno and Rocky Grove fire departments were also on the scene.
The second incident occurred at about 5 p.m. in Franklin when a driver lost control of a vehicle in the area of the 1300 block of Sassafras Street. Police said the driver reported a brake malfunction.
The car hit a stump and spun around before landing just into a deck attached to the back of a house in the 1300 block of Sassafras, according to reports.
A 911 dispatcher said Franklin firefighters and police were at the scene along with Community Ambulance Service, but no one was injured.