SAUGUS, MASS. (WHDH) - A driver crashed into a home in Saugus on Friday morning after suffering a medical emergency, fire officials said.

Emergency crews responding to a report of a crash in the area of Essex Street after 10 a.m. found the front of a 2021 Nissan Sentra lodged under the front porch of a home, as well as a snapped utility pole, according to Saugus Fire Captain Rick Porter.

The driver, a 64-year-old man from Saugus, was taken to the hospital. There was no immediate word on his condition.

“Lucky for him, if the porch was maybe an inch or two higher, he would have been killed because he would have gone completely under the porch,” Porter said.

Video from SKY7 HD showed the toppled pole resting on the sidewalk and wires laying on top of the car.

The crash briefly knocked out power to about 1,300 houses in the area.

Utility crews are working to repair the downed pole and wires.

No residents were home at the time of the crash.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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