Car crashes through garage, injures homeowner

A Porter Township, Michigan, homeowner was transported to the Elkhart General Hospital for injuries he sustained when a driver veered off the road and crashed through the homeowner’s garage on Saturday. The homeowner, Victor Dufour, 46, was standing inside the garage and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for his injuries.

PORTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Cass County man was injured Saturday while standing inside his garage when a driver on the road lost control and crashed into the garage, according to Cass County Sheriff Richard J. Behnke. 

The driver, John Hendrickson, 55, of Union, Michigan, was traveling north on Sunset Boulevard south of U.S. 12 when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road and drove through the detached garage at approximately 6:24 p.m., police said.

The homeowner, Victor Dufour, 46, was standing inside the garage and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for his injuries.

Hendrickson had a minor laceration on his forehead, but no other injuries, police said.

Police suspects alcohol and marijuana were contributing factors in the crash, which is still under investigation. 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.