Huntington police were trying to stop a speeding sport utility vehicle early Sunday when the vehicle nearly hit two
pedestrians, then hit a tree and ran into a house.
In a statement, police chief E.J. Carroll gave this account:
After an officer saw the vehicle speeding about 2:40 a.m. and turned on his lights, the SUV veered to the right and barely missed two pedestrians. The vehicle then hit a large tree and continued into a home at 1203 First St.
The driver was first taken to Parkview Hospital in Huntington and then was airlifted to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. The police did not know the extent of the man's injuries.
No one was injured inside the house, which Carroll said sustained a large amount of damage. He did not release the driver's identity.
During the crash investigation, a woman drove into the accident scene. She told the police she was taking her husband to the hospital for a medical emergency.
Emergency responders removed the unconscious man from the car and performed CPR, the statement said. They then took the man to the hospital, and neither his condition nor his ailment was known.