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Motorist Blacks Out, Drives Car Into Building

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A motorist blacked out and plowed into a Chicago Heights home, leaving a hole in the side of the building. (CBS)

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CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) – A motorist drove into a building in Chicago Heights after blacking out on Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 12 p.m. in the 200 block of Hillcrest Avenue. The car left the roadway after the driver, for medical reasons, blacked out.

The car hit the corner of the home and left a hole. An officer told CBS 2 that you can see into the basement.

The city sent someone out to check the structural damage of the building. It needs to be repaired but the family does not need to be evacuated.

Three other people were in the vehicle. They were transported to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights. The watch commander spoke with two of them who are OK. The third person was transported in serious condition.

Nobody in the home was injured.

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