BROOKVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – A Brookville man has crashed into a house for the second time this year, police say.
Officers responded to the 200 block of June Place just after 7 a.m., according to Major Tom Simon with the Brookville Police Department. A driver had gone over the curb and collided with the corner of a home on the road.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found that the driver was uninjured in the crash. One of the residents, Amanda Brubaker, was sleeping in her room when the driver collided with her wall. She was brought to the hospital for monitoring but did not have a concussion from the incident.
“I talked to him through the window, because I was concerned about him because he’s just wrecked the car,” Brubaker said, “But he was fine, so I got dressed, went outside and we called the cops as soon as that happened.”
While no one was injured, the house itself did take some damage. According to Brubaker, the pillar at the corner was knocked crooked, so a replacement pole has to be brought in to hold up the roof, and some patching needs to be done to make the home weatherproof. Even with these issues, police said the family has not been displaced.
“I was more worried about my cats,” Brubaker said. “I definitely thought that they had knocked something over. But then once I realized the hole was in the wall, All I could think about was getting the hole covered so the cats didn’t get out and making sure everyone was OK.”
According to police, the driver said the sun got into his eyes, causing the incident. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. In the meantime, the driver was issued several citations for moving violations.
This is not the first time this man has collided with a home in this neighborhood, Simon said. On January 13 of this year, police said the driver collided with a home on Terrace Park Boulevard.