Car crashes into Middletown home


A car spun out of control and crashed through the front of the house in Middletown.  It happened just before noon on Friday. The woman was trapped inside her car. The dust was still settling when Lahcen Rachem and his wife came upon the accident scene. They pulled over and didn’t think twice about running towards the house and the car looking for injured people.

“I have two kids so I was thinking maybe some babies were in the car, an elder in the house, or some babies in the house, I can Imagine how frightening it could be,” said Rachem.

Police say that a vehicle driving south on Camp Street crossed the center line and struck the front of the home at 98 Camp Street. 

The house was unoccupied at the time so no one inside of the home was injured.

“She was telling me, she could not breathe, She couldn’t breathe, so I tried to open the door, open the windows trying to get her some air inside the car, and I could not,” Rachem said.

He called 911, and while waiting for paramedics and firefighters, he was able to get the back door open let in some fresh air and help the woman before inspecting the debris, looking for anyone inside.

The woman was taken to Middlesex Hospital for minor injuries. 

The home was damaged so the Building Department has responded to the scene to evaluate the structure. 

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

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