Hit-and-Run Driver Flees After Crashing SUV Through Bensalem Home: Police

Police continued to search Monday morning for a possibly intoxicated driver who crashed his SUV into a Bensalem home and then fled the scene Sunday morning.

Police said the unidentified man was driving northbound on Knights Road around 5:30 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and went off the road. The gray SUV went through a few bushes, clipped the branches of a tree and crashed through a garden shed before slamming into a home on the 2200 block of Monroe Avenue. [[375187171, C]]

Barret Davis, the homeowner, told NBC10 he was sleeping upstairs when the SUV crashed through his living room.

“I came downstairs and there’s a car turned sideways,” he said. “I thought it was a dream.”

Police said the driver ran off on foot after crashing through the house. Investigators believe he was intoxicated at the time of the crash and that he was going well above the 35 mph speed limit. [[375196081, C]]

“He did travel airborne quite a distance and have enough force to go through the home,” said Bensalem Police Lieutenant William McVey. “You can imagine what speed it had to be.”

Davis told NBC10 his wife suffered a medical emergency after witnessing the aftermath of the accident. She was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK. Police didn't immediately reveal a description of the driver.

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