Speeding driver crashes into house, nearly hitting people in bed, Plainville police say

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A driver sped off a Plainville road late Wednesday into a house and through its living room, stopping short of a bed with two people in it, police said.

The two residents were not injured, and the driver had only minor injuries, Lt. Nicholas Mullins said. No one else was in the ranch-style home, which is too severely damaged to be lived in.

No arrests have been made as of Thursday morning.

According to Mullins, the crash happened about 11:30 pm when a 37-year-old man was driving a Subaru Forester north on River Street near the Southington line “at a high rate of speed.”

He failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Shuttle Meadow Road, drove across Shuttle Meadow and crashed through the outside wall of the house, Mullins said.

The Subaru went through the living room and into the bedroom, stopping just short of the bed where two people had been sleeping, he said.

The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment.

“He didn’t show any signs of impairment,” Mullins said.

Police continue to investigate.

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