Driver injured as car crashes into house in North Lawrence

photo by: Kim Callahan/Journal-World

A car crashed into a home at 602 Elm St. in North Lawrence around 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Updated at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday

Multiple emergency vehicles responded Wednesday morning to a neighborhood in North Lawrence where a car had crashed into a house.

The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. at 602 Elm St., where a black SUV with broken windows could be seen lodged into the west side of the yellow bungalow-style house, with a home air-conditioning unit crumpled alongside.

An ambulance was seen leaving the scene, and the Lawrence Police Department later indicated that the driver, a 71-year-old man driving a Mercury Mountaineer, was taken to LMH Health with injuries that were not life-threatening. No one was in the home when the accident occurred, and no one else was injured, police said.

The scene was just east of Woodlawn Elementary School, where the car appeared to have driven through a garden and across North Sixth Street. Officers determined that the car had gone off the road “through foliage and continued eastward until it struck the residence.”

Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in the accident, but nothing has been determined at this time, police said.

photo by: Kim Callahan/Journal-World

A car that crashed into a house Wednesday morning at 602 Elm St. in North Lawrence appears to have driven through a garden just east of Woodlawn Elementary School.

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