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Family displaced after car crashes into home

Family displaced after car crashes into home

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. - A family is left without a home after a car crashed into it early Friday morning.

Crews responded to the car vs. house crash north of Cottage Grove with reports of one person who was injured. The crash happened around 6:15 a.m. at 5007 County Road TT.

Charles Arthur just couldn't believe his eyes. He quickly rushed there after one of his kids called him in a panic saying a car had crashed into the home they were renting. 

"You think it's never going to happen to you, but it's just one of those things." Arthur said. "I've been actually more worried about having a house fire."

Charles' wife and three of their kids were in the home at the time. Just two minutes before the crash, one of the daughters was sitting on the living room couch. Luckily, none of them were injured.

"Definitely had a guardian angel this morning," added Arthur. 

All of the family's pets had also been accounted for after a bit of a search. The family is already thankful for the community stepping in to help.

"One good thing about small towns is the community is pretty tight," Arthur said

The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Fire and rescue officials couldn't believe the family made it out uninjured.  

"It's just amazing that you come up to something like this and you see that and what your expectations are, but we're fortunate here," said Sun Prairie Fire Chief Christopher Garrison. 

While the family is now left gathering what's left of their belongings, Charles says he's counting their blessings.

Due to the significant damage, an inspector has deemed the home unsafe. The family isn't sure what they're doing next. They're staying with family and friends right now. 

Investigators aren't yet sure what caused the car to veer off of the highway.


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