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Vehicle Plows Into Home on Old French Road

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A Old French Road home was damaged when a car plowed into it at about 10:00 pm Friday.

Pennsylvania State Police say 54-year-old John Petkac of Erie, was heading south on Old French Road when he lost control of his Jeep Patriot and hit the side of of a two story home on the 8000 block of Old French Road.

Police call it a case of driving under the influence. Rescuers took Petkac to the UPMC Hamot Trauma Center with head injuries. A woman was home at the time of the accident. Fortunately, she wasn't hurt, because the house took quite a hit.    

"Part of what we call a 'd-wall' was pushed in quite a bit," said Perry Hose Co. Fire Chief, Kip Hayford. "The ceiling collapsed and then the floor joints were moved off its foundation a little bit."
The crash remains under investigation.  

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