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Car Runs Into Home, Breaks Gas Main

By: Zac Schultz Email
By: Zac Schultz Email

Madison: The crash happened just after 1pm Wednesday on West Wilson Street.

"Sounds like a car was out of control. It went around a corner, unfortunately it clipped the island and then it either went airborne, spun around sideways and it hit the side of the building, shearing off the gas line," says Officer Kip Kellogg of the Madison Police Department.

Margie Callahan was home with her roommates at the time. "The house shook and there was a really big screach and everyone ran out but me because I slept through it."

Police say the driver was a teenage boy. The car belongs to his parents. The driver and another boy ran from the accident and were arrested down the block.

"It sounds like from the neighbors that the driver and the passenger ran and left an injured female behind," says Kellogg.

"The passenger and the driver ran off. Then a girl came out of the backseat and she had a bloody nose," says Callahan.

The house was evacuated because of the broken gas main. "I didn't smell anything inside the house but when I came out here it smelled really bad," says Callahan.

"It seems like everyone was lucky because the car was running and the gas main was sheared clear off so there could have been an explosion," says Kellogg.


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