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Several People Injured After Car Hits Home in Port Jervis

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Albany/HV: 2 Adults, 2 Kids Injured After Car Hits Home in Port Jervis
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PORT JERVIS, N.Y. -- A family of four is in critical condition after their car crashed into a home in Port Jervis Monday.

Police are still out on New Street, trying to determine what caused the driver to crash right into the front of this home.

Port Jervis Police said State Police are now involved in this investigation. Meanwhile, the family living inside this home is still catching their breath.

For Amy Pisciotti, it was a wakeup call she never imagined she'd get.

"We were all in bed and we heard the loudest bang and I thought something fell over in the kitchen but it was too loud for that," said Pisciotti.

It happened around 11 p.m. Sunday and when Pisciotti went outside to see what happened, she couldn't believe her eyes.

"We all got out of the house and realized a hit the back of the house," said Pisciotti.

"The vehicle was traveling at this time in a westerly direction down Bridge Hill, which is on West Main Street, left the roadway and struck a residential dwelling," said William Worden, the City of Port Jervis police chief.

While no one inside Pisciotti's home was injured, a family of four in the car, including two children, weren't as lucky.

"A male driver was flown to Westchester Medical Center for severe head injuries," said Worden.

A 37-year-old female passenger and two boys, ages 13 and 7, also suffered serious injuries. Neighbors helped the family out of the car before EMTs arrived.

Now, police are trying to figure out what caused the crash, as they work to remove the car from the home.

"I kind of always had a feeling it was going to, but I didn't really want to ever see it," said Pisciotti.

Right now, the police are working with engineers to find a way to safely remove the vehicle because they believe the crash may have compromised the structural integrity of the building.

Police are also asking anyone with more information on this or who may have see the crash to contact Port Jervis police. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP