Sleeping driver’s car hits Pittsfield home


PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police in Pittsfield, Maine, say a driver who’d fallen asleep at the wheel drove his car into a 123-year-old Victorian home, taking out two walls and a porch.

The owners, Peter and Danna Hartel, were not injured. They were asleep when the car missed a curve and struck the house at 50 or 60 mph.

The Bangor Daily News says the driver, 42-year-old Kenneth Curtis of Newport, cut his head and was taken to a local hospital. Police say he was charged with having illegally attached plates and no insurance.

Peter Harten says it sounded like an earthquake or explosion when the car, a 2000 Kia, hit his home.


Information from: Bangor Daily News,