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Driver of car that landed on a roof in St. Louis in critical condition

Car goes airborne, lands on St. Louis house's roof

A car driving at high speed lost control and became airborne on Sunday, July 16, landing on the roof of a home in St. Louis, Missouri. According to the St Louis Fire Department, the Collapse Rescue Task Force were called to the Walnut Park West ne
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A car driving at high speed lost control and became airborne on Sunday, July 16, landing on the roof of a home in St. Louis, Missouri. According to the St Louis Fire Department, the Collapse Rescue Task Force were called to the Walnut Park West ne

The driver of a car that crashed through the roof of a St. Louis house Sunday is in critical condition, according to the St. Louis Fire Department.

The car landed on a one-story house in the city’s northwest side in the 5900 block of Lillian Avenue at around 12:40 p.m. A Facebook post published at around 4:30 p.m. on the department’s page said one occupant was rescued and transported in critical condition by EMS.

Original posts from the fire department said the driver was alert and talking when firefighters arrived and was safely extricated from the car.

The car apparently “came off one of the roadways at a high rate of speed and launched into the roof,” according to a firefighter.

The person who lives at the house was at the gym when the crash occurred, according to the department.

The front yard of the house was a steep grassy slope.

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