Driver hurt after crashing into a house after a pursuit in Maple Heights

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio - A short police chase early Tuesday morning sent a driver to the hospital and left a car on its side in Maple Heights.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol,  a trooper attempted a traffic stop on I-480 near Warrensville Center Road around 3 a.m. when the driver took off and exited the highway.

The driver went down Maple Heights Boulevard and lost control near Nitra Avenue running over a fire hydrant and a stop sign before flipping over in a front yard. 

The car came to rest on its side against the front porch of a home and a tree.

Maple Heights firefighters said the home was occupied but no one was home at the time of the crash.

The driver was taken to a local hospital, and once released troopers said he would be facing a list of charges.

Troopers told News 5 the pursuit lasted roughly one minute.

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