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Woman crashes car into house in West Point City

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-05 23:38:36-05

WEST POINT, Utah - Fire crews had to use the Jaws of Life to remove a woman from her car after she crashed into a West Point house on Sunday morning.

At approximately 7 a.m. a 40-year-old West Point woman was traveling east in a Kia on 300 North when she reportedly ran a red light at the intersection of 300 North and 2000 West.

A Syracuse man in a Ford was traveling south on 2000 West when he reportedly clipped the woman, which caused the Kia to spin out. The Kia ran across two front yards before it hit a house at 262 N. 2000 West, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen.

Homeowner Andrew Arnold said a loud crash woke him on Sunday morning. When he went outside, he found a mangled car and an injured woman stuck inside.

"Woke up to a big bang...shook the house really bad," he said. "The lady was in the car and the side airbag was deployed so I couldn't see her but she reached outside the window and you could see the blood coming down the side of her arm."

The woman only suffered minor injuries and was transported to an Ogden-area hospital.

The house received minor damage, but Arnold says this isn't the first time it's happened, and it probably won't be the last.

"We see accidents up here quite a bit," said Arnold. "It's always a concern. I don't like how busy it is here. With the new road that's just opened up to the south it makes it even more treacherous to come down this road."

Police are still investigating what caused the woman to run the red light, but say they don't believe drugs or alcohol were involved. No charges have been filed at this time.