MAPLE HEIGHTS -- Members of a Maple Heights family had to be rescued early this morning after a car slammed into the home.
Firefighters say the car nearly collapsed the home. Two people had to be rescued from an upper floor after a staircase was badly damaged by the car's impact.
The crash caused a gas leak, resulting in neighboring homes being evacuated as well.
The crash was reported before 3 a.m. on Rockside Road near East 141st Street.
The driver struck a utility pole before running into the home.
The people inside the home were not hurt but were shaken up by the incident.
A man inside the car was treated and released from the hospital.
Police are still investigating the crash.