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Elyria home hit by car for the second time in a year

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-18 14:27:02-05

An Elyria home was hit by a car for the second time in a year, leaving the couple who lives there with more damage to their home and a close call.

On Saturday morning, Dennis Campanalie and his wife were watching TV in their bedroom when a car crashed into their home, pushing the wall just inches from their bed, according to TMC News.

Police believe the person driving the car suffered a medical event at the time of the crash, TMC News reported.

The driver was traveling southbound on South Abbe Road and remembered making a turn, authorities told TMC News. The car went across Chestnut Ridge, then hit a guardrail, a boulder and a street sign. TMC News said the car finally landed on the Campanalie's property, taking out a wooden post buried in the ground. The car finally hit the house right outside the couple's bedroom.

The driver was treated on scene by LifeCare Paramedics and taken to the Emergency Room. No one inside the house was injured.

This is the second crash the couple has endured in the last year. The last crash happened on New Year's Day in 2017. That time, the car drove into the garage, which stands to the left of the home. The driver in that incident was pronounced dead at the scene. Repairs from that crash were finished in April of last year, according to TMC News.

See News 5's coverage from the first crash into this home here: