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Police: Medical emergency led driver to crash into 2 Raleigh homes

Posted January 18

— A woman was taken to the hospital for medical attention after she crashed her car into two homes in a Raleigh suburb.

Police responded around 7:30 a.m. to the 3300 block of Marshlane Way after the woman crashed into two homes. A second car at the scene also had front-end damage.

Authorities said the woman was traveling straight on Marshlane Way toward Dowse Circle when she suffered a medical emergency and began to accelerate. The car traveled across Dowse Circle, left the roadway and entered the property at 3335 Marshlane Way. It continued up a hill and became airborne, striking a parked vehicle and the homes.

People were inside both homes at the time of the crash, but none of the occupants were injured.

One of the homeowners said she heard the crash and ran outside to find the driver who appeared to be having a medical problem. She and another neighbor pulled the woman from the car and performed CPR until emergency crews arrived.

The driver missed propane and kerosene tanks, which were stored in the garage, the homeowner said.

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