Medical issue cause of car crashing into South Bend home

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

A trip to mom

Viewer photo / Arab Amreekiya

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A trip to mom's house turned very dangerous after a medical condition caused a driver to crash into a South Bend home.

It all happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when officers and fire fighters were called to the 6200 block of Winslow Court in South Bend because a car crashed into a home.

When they arrived, they saw the car hit a fire hydrant before eventually crashing into the home.

The driver, who is the home owner’s sister, suffered minor injuries.

She was found down the block at her mother’s house, where she was initially going.

It was determined that a medical issue caused the crash. Family members say the driver is diabetic and believe her blood sugar had dropped.

The home owner said she is just happy no one was home at the time of the crash.

“I am just thankful that my family is ok,” Natasha Foster, who lives in the home, said, “the driver is OK and our children are OK. Because I do work for the school corporation, and it is spring break, but I didn't take the time off. If I did take the time off, we still would have been in the house and it would have been a different story, so I am just happy everyone is ok. All three bedrooms are destroyed so I am very thankful."

Fire officials took extra precautions because the car's gas tank ruptured.

There was also a gas leak at the rear of the house.

Once it was determined it was safe to take the car out of the home fire fighters sprayed foam on the car and eventually towed it out.

Foster says they already talked to the insurance company and they will have a place to stay while their home gets fixed.

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