Woman in hospital after car crashes into home

Update (3/14 6:oopm) — Gabrielle Utzman-Vale is still in the hospital, but is in good condition.


Update —  Police have released the names of the people involved in the incident. They say David Andrew Mihaljevich, 63, was driving on the 330-block of Mountain View drive, when he crashed into a house.

Police say the car hit the resident, Gabrielle Utzman-Vale, 81. She was taken to Asante Rogue Regional Medical center with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Police say the driver might have experienced a medical problem, causing him to drive into the house. They say they’re hoping to learn more after an interview with him.


Talent, Ore. — A woman is in the hospital after a car drove through her home.

The call came in just after 4:00 this evening of an explosion. However, it turned out to be a car in to a house.

The Resident Manager of the park, Doyle Cornwell, heard the crash from a couple blocks away.

“We heard the car go by very fast and then a little while later we heard this noise — this bang. My wife said, ‘Sounds like somebody hit something’,” recounted Cornwell.

Police say the male driver was driving through the cul-de-sac when he experienced possible medical issues and drove straight in to the house.

He did strike the woman that was sitting inside and she was taken to Rogue Regional Medical Center. Her injuries are not known at this point.

Police will interview the driver to determine exactly what happened.

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