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Driver sent to the hospital after crashing vehicle into Springfield home

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It was a scary sight in Springfield today after a truck plowed into a multi-family home.

Just before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, a Chevy Avalanche drove straight into 6 Pomona Street, hitting the house so hard it moved it off of the foundation.

The truck was able to be removed from the home but it did some serious damage, forcing the home to be condemned and families to find somewhere else to stay.

Western Mass News spoke with Sion Bailey who lives on the third floor.

“I felt my bed move left to right. Things in my room were just flying everywhere,” Bailey said.

She had just walked her daughter to school and returned home to rest when the truck hit.

Bailey said she is thankful the kids weren’t walking into school at the time.

“Look at this block,” Bailey said. “There’s so many pathways and a lot of my daughter’s friends, family, attend this school here. It could’ve been a lot worse.”

Tiesha Simmons, a crossing guard at that intersection, told us she nearly got hit when the car careened off the road and into the home.

“I was going through the crossing walk, she swerved towards me. I jumped over to the side, she kept going straight into the house,” Simmons said.

The driver was reportedly conscious when she was taken by stretcher to the ambulance.

She is now at Baystate Medical Center. Her identity and injuries still unclear. 

Although officials are still investigating this incident they believe the accident was caused by a medical issue.

Those who witnessed it are thankful it wasn’t worse.

The property manager of the home tells Western Mass News that they will ensure the families will have somewhere to stay.

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