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FD: Driver, passenger hurt after man drives into College Hill home

Posted at 5:23 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 18:33:58-05

CINCINNATI -- A driver and his passenger were hurt after he drove his SUV into a College Hill home early Monday morning, according to the Cincinnati Fire Department.

The man drove into a home at about 1:59 a.m. at 2126 W. North Bend Road, officials said. The man got out of the car and fled the scene. First responders extricated a passenger from the car, and transported her to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Cincinnati police officers caught the driver shortly after the crash. He sustained minor injuries. No one else was hurt.

Ray Lawson said he saw the crash as he was on his way home.

"It was like throwing a baseball into a house, Nolan Ryan throwing a 90 mile an hour fast ball," Lawson said.

Lawson ran over to the woman who was trapped in the car. Danny Patterson, a neighbor, said he also tried to help the woman get out of the car. When they couldn't get her out, they prayed with her.

“I told her I was with her,” Lawson said. “I sat there with her, prayed with her, held her hand until the emergency vehicles got there. Cincinnati police and fire was on the scene in like seconds, they were there so fast it's not even funny."

No one was inside the home at the time of the crash. Officials estimated the crash caused about $50,000 in damage.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information should call police.