Car careens into West Haven home, passenger ejected, driver flees

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A driver crashed into a home on Meloy Road, ejecting the passenger, before fleeing on foot early Saturday morning, West Haven police say.

According to police, the driver was on Meloy near Claudia Drive when he or she crossed the yellow line and hit an SUV before veering into the home. That driver’s unidentified passenger was thrown from the car. Officials say he was awake and alert when first-responders arrived, but had no feeling, function, or mobility from his waist down. They say he was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition.

The unidentified driver of the SUV sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment, according to police.

Police say the building department was brought in to assess structural damage to the home.

A major accident unit is still working the scene. The fleeing driver is still at large.

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