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ROMANCOKE — United Communities Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call for a car into a house early Saturday morning, June 27.

At 3:32 a.m. UCVFD was called as part of full technical rescue assignment consisting of two engines, two trucks, two heavy rescues, a county paramedic, two ambulances, the County EMS supervisor, units from Kent Island, Grasonville and Queenstown volunteer fire departments and law enforcement, said Scott Svoboda, United Communities public information officer.

The crash turned out to be right across the street from the firehouse; the first United Communities crew arrived in three minutes. They found a gray Saturn SUV in the yard; it didn’t go through the wall into the house, instead it looked like it might have bounced back from the force of the impact, Svoboda said. They canceled all the units except for an engine and ambulance from United Communities and law enforcement since everyone was out and safe.

The driver was out of the vehicle walking around, and the elderly female homeowner was sitting on the front porch, Svoboda said. Neighbors were already on the scene to assist.

“The car did significant damage to the residence, making it uninhabitable,” Svoboda said. Water pipes were broken and leaking, electrical wires were exposed and the building — subfloor, walls, etc. — had been shifted when the SUV hit, he said.

The fire department put in a request for a building inspector.

EMS crews evaluated the resident, and she was Ok except for being shaken up by the incident, Svoboda said. The driver signed a refusal for medical care.

Svoboda said he believes the resident is staying with family members while waiting for her home to be repaired. The fire department cleared the scene at 4:16 a.m.

Maryland State Police identified the driver as Jackson Fischer Davis, 19, of Stevensville. He was cited for negligent driving, Sgt. P. Willoughby said. The SUV was towed by Queenstown Collision.

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