Car crashes into house near Ellwood City, Pa.

Police believe alcohol or other controlled substances may have led to the crash

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (WYTV) – An elderly woman and her adult son got quite a rude awakening around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The two live in a house on Mercer Road outside Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.

As they were asleep, a car suddenly rolled over and crashed into the side of their house.

“They were asleep and all they heard was a crash and they came out to look and went to walk downstairs and the stairway was gone, and there was a car in their living room,” said North Sewickley Township Patrolman Royce Deyber.  “An off-duty fireman was here right after me, he was on his way to work, and he found a ladder that the residents owned and was able to use that to climb up to the roof so the people could climb out of the window and climb down the ladder to get out of the house safely.”

Police and fire crews from North Sewickley Township and Beaver County Technical Rescue were quickly able to get the car out of the house.

Police say the driver of the car was a man in his 20s who was on his way home from a party. He was by himself in the car and was taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries.

Police believe alcohol or other controlled substances may have led to the crash.

The two living inside the house were not hurt, but they have to find a place to stay for the night because the house currently is not structurally sound.