A car crashed into the front of a house in Kissimmee on Thursday after the driver suffered a possible “medical episode.” There were 8 people in the home at the time of the crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash took place around 6:08 p.m, when a Jeep that was driving south on Marebella Drive, north of Camino Real Drive crashed into the living room of the house, which was located at 2984 Camino Real Drive.
According to FHP’s crash report, the driver may have suffered a “medical episode” while driving, causing the Jeep to leave the roadway, drive onto the sidewalk, then striking a mailbox, which flew into the air striking two nearby vehicles.
After traveling south across the eastbound and westbound lanes of Camino Real Drive the Jeep ultimately ran off the roadway and into the front wall of the house, bursting into the living room. The crash caused the Jeep to catch fire, setting a large portion of the home on fire, FHP reported.
The eight people inside the home at the the time of the crash were not struck by the Jeep, the crash report shows, but a 65-year-old woman was taken to the hospital for evaluation, troopers said.
The 38-year-old Kissimmee man who was driving the Jeep was transported to HCA Florida Osceola as a trauma alert with serious injuries, but his condition has since stabilized, FHP said.
Fire crews helped to shore up the house, which suffered structural damage in the crash, according to officials.
No other injuries were reported in the crash, including the drivers of the two vehicles that were struck by the mailboxes.
The crash is under investigation.