By Ralph Iannotti

MILLVALE (KDKA) — One person was trapped inside a vehicle after it crashed into a Millvale house Monday afternoon.

An SUV crashed into an apartment house in the 700-block of Evergreen Road around 4:30 p.m.

For the time being, the home has been declared uninhabitable after the SUV plowed into it. There are two apartments in the building.

The occupants of the first-floor unit were not at home when the Jeep Liberty slammed into the front of it, causing major structural damage, but a man who moved into the upstairs apartment only about a month ago was home and taking a shower at the time.

Dan LaBorde, who lived upstairs in the building, said, “I heard a very big bang, then I heard more banging. I thought someone was breaking in the house, but it was the fire department taking the door off to make sure everyone was okay.”

The driver of the SUV, a man believed to be in his 30s, was taken to a hospital to be checked out.

Chief Karl Cavanaugh, of the Millvale Volunteer Fire Department, said the driver “was conscious and alert, but didn’t cooperate that much.”

“There’s major structural damage done to the first floor,” he said.

What caused the driver of the vehicle to lose control and slam into the home remains under investigation.

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