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NORTH SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A motorist was taken to the hospital after crashing into a Beaver County home early Wednesday morning.

According to police, the crash happened near the intersection of Mercer and Brighton roads in North Sewickley Township around 2:50 a.m.

The vehicle went off the road, through some bushes and struck the chimney, which scattered bricks and debris throughout the yard.

The homeowners were asleep at the time of the crash. They said they heard a loud bang and felt the bed shake. They walked into their living room to see a giant hole in the wall, with debris and bricks everywhere.

“Oh, I knew right away. It was almost like an explosion, you know, that sound. It’s the only thing it could have been was a car hitting our house” Mark Glitch said.

Police identified the driver as 28-year-old Timothy Patterson. They say Patterson’s aunt called the station and said he had been staying with her in Chippewa. She said he did not have a driver’s license and took her car after she went to bed Tuesday night.

Emergency crews cut the driver out of the passenger’s side of the car.

“I could’ve been gone if we were in the living room. Thank goodness, I guess, it was that early in the morning and we were in bed,” Glitch said.

Glitch said this was the third time the house had been hit by a car.

“I know two years ago, about the same spot, it got wiped out and rebuilt. This time, I don’t know the foundation is cracked, it’s shifted so I don’t know what to do,” Glitch said.

Police said Patterson is in the ICU with a broken pelvis at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

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