Car crashes through house in West Warwick

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Emergency crews responded to a West Warwick home on Wednesday after a car crashed into the basement.

The crash occurred on Washington Street around 5 p.m. when the car crashed into the side of the house and eventually into the basement.

Emergency crews have removed the 55-year-old driver from the vehicle. Police say he is being treated for a non-life threatening head injury.

Police said they are unsure of what caused the crash and are not identifying the driver at this time.

Raymond Jackman lives in the house and said the entire house shook upon impact.

“Well I was in my bedroom on my computer and then all of a sudden, I didn’t hear no skidding or anything and all of a sudden, bam!” Jackman said. “I thought it was an explosion, and then my neighbor comes running in and says, ‘Everybody get out of the house, there’s a car in the house.’ I came out, I ran out of the house and the truck is in my basement. ”

Jackman said this is the second time this month that the house has been hit by a car.

Crews are assessing the damage and ensuring the building is safe. Police said crews are on scene to help displaced residents in case they are not allowed to return home.