Police: Unconscious man crashes car into two Green Bay homes

car crash in home
car crash in home

GREEN BAY - A man crashed into two homes on Green Bay's west side after losing control of his car.

Police say around 8:00 Friday night, a man was driving eastbound in the 1000 block of Mason Street.

Officials say he either fell asleep at the wheel or had a medical emergency that caused him to pass out.

Police tell FOX 11 his car crossed into oncoming traffic and accelerated.

The man hit a curb, struck a house, went airborne over a snow bank, hit a second home, and flipped over.

"There were several witnesses to the accident. They said that they did not see any braking or swerving which would be indicative of somebody passed out behind the wheel," said Green Bay Police Lt. Tom Buchmann.

Police say the driver was able to climb out of the car on his own. He was uninjured, but was hospitalized as a precaution.

A man watching TV in one of the homes when the crash happened was not injured, but had to evacuate.

Police shut down portions of Mason Street because of the amount of debris.

Officials also called Wisconsin Public Service because of broken power lines laying in the street.

Police have ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash.