Medical emergency leads to crash into home

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A medical emergency behind the wheel caused a small SUV to crash into the front of a home on Lee Street in Rome Friday morning, according to city fire officials, who did not disclose the type or cause of the medical emergency. Three people were taken to local hospitals.

Fire officials said the driver was eastbound on Westbrook Drive shortly before 11 a.m. when the medical emergency caused him to lose control. Officials said the vehicle continued through the intersection with Lee Street and crashed through the front of 706 Lee St.

Two men were inside the home at the time, authorities said. The residence is located on the city’s west side, a block south from Strough Middle School.

The driver and his female passenger, as well as one of the men from the residence, were taken to local hospitals for treatment, officials said. National Grid responded to the scene to shut off power to the home. The city Codes Department is also looking over the structural integrity of the home. The SUV was removed by a towing company, officials said. The Rome Police Department is investigating.

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