Car Crashes into Connecticut House, Lands on Sleeping Man

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A Connecticut man was jarred awake early Tuesday morning when a car smashed into his house and landed right on top of him.

The Associated Press reports police were chasing an SUV in New Haven at around 12:30 in the morning when cops laid down "stop sticks" on the road to slow him down. However the driver swerved to avoid them, lost control and crashed into the house. It came to a stop in Michael Sweat's bedroom. He happened to be sleeping in bed at the time and was pinned underneath the vehicle.

Rescuers worked frantically for an hour to free the 34-year-old man. When they finally did he was rushed to a hospital to be treated for second and third-degree burns. New Haven Police Officer David Hartman said the injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the SUV ran off after the crash. He was wanted for motor-vehicle violations.