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Police: Medical emergency sends driver into house

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Investigators believe a driver suffered a medical emergency before driving into a house in Lowell Monday night.

It happened shortly before 8 o'clock in the 600 block of N Monroe. Police say an 18-year-old was driving with another teenager in the car. The passenger told the homeowner the driver had a seizure, so she took the wheel to try to steer the car off the road.

The impact was enough to shift the house off its foundation.

Homeowner Ronald Steffens was working in the driveway when it happened.

"All of a sudden, we heard an engine rev and tires squealing," he said. "We look up, and this kid comes flying up my driveway and hits my house...It was so instant we didn't even have time to react."

The driver and passenger have minor injuries.

No one in the home was hurt.

The homeowner's wife was on the other side of the house. She said her first thought was, "earthquake."