Car crashes into roof of Harpswell home; injured driver unnoticed for 10 hours

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A Harpswell man was stuck in his car with serious injuries for 10 hours Wednesday morning after he lost control of the vehicle and it went airborne and slammed into an unoccupied house, according to police.

Kevin O’Connor, 35, of Harpswell, was driving a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass on Harpswell Islands Road when he crashed near midnight Tuesday. His car left the roadway and was airborne when it slammed into the roof of the house and came to rest against an exterior wall, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

O’Connor was the only occupant of the car. He suffered multiple broken limbs and a head injury, according to police.

Because no one was inside the house, the accident went unreported. O’Connor had a cellphone, but the battery was dead.

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A passerby discovered the accident at 10 a.m. Thursday and called police.

O’Connor had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Orr’s & Bailey Islands Fire Department. He was taken to Maine Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Speed was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

After going airborne and slamming into the home’s roof, the car came to rest against the structure’s exterior wall. (Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office photo)

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