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Road Reopened After Car Pulled From Maple Heights House

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Maple Heights, Ohio-- Firefighters have successfully pulled a car out of a Maple Heights home.

It happened around 2:30 Monday morning.

Police say a car blew through a stop sign at East 141st Street and Rockside Road smashing into the house.

A couple was upstairs sleeping when the crash happened. They were trapped and had to be rescued by the fire department. The couple along with their dog and cat are all fine this morning.

The driver of the car was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. Police suspect the person may have been drinking and driving.

Two houses on either side had to be evacuated because there was a gas leak. It took crews about an hour to dig up the sidewalk and locate the valve; as of 6 a.m. the gas was turned off.

The water company is on scene working to shut off water to the home.

The building commissioner was called to the scene to survey and see if it was safe to pull the car out. Crews pulled the car out of the front of the house just before 7:00 a.m.

A portion of Rockside Road that was closed for several hours has been reopened.

The homeowners say they've lived in this house for about 11 years. In 2005, another vehicle crashed into the house right next door.

We have a crew on scene and will bring you the latest updates on FOX 8 News and right here on FOX8.COM


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