Car strikes house in Geneva

Updated 1/1/2017 9:03 PM

A man injured his hand after the car he was driving veered off the road Sunday afternoon and struck a house in Geneva, emergency responders said.

A 2010 Ford Taurus carrying two people was heading westbound in the 1400 block of Sherman Avenue when it left the roadway and struck the back of a single family home in the 0-100 block of Maple Court, Geneva police Sgt. Jeff Wolf said.


The vehicle struck an electrical box and air conditioning unit, cutting power to the home and doing minor damage to the exterior, Wolf said.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva with minor injuries, Battalion Chief Kevin Swanson said.

The car was likely totaled, Wolf said.

"There's a potential for mechanical issues in the car," Wolf said. "We don't think it was driver error."

The crash remains under investigation. No citations are expected, Wolf said.

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