By Michael Abeyta

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4)– A car crashed through the garages of two homes in Highlands Ranch on Wednesday morning. The driver was rushed to the hospital.

The homes are on Dunning Circle. The vehicle went through one home and struck another home.

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Neighbors in highlands ranch were startled by the ruckus.

“My first thought was like a gas leak or something bad,” said Nancy Meadows. “I was drinking my coffee this morning around 9:30 and I heard a huge explosion and I saw debris flying up in the air everywhere.”

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Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office say the vehicle came off Grace Boulevard before striking the homes. They’re still working to try to figure out what led up to the vehicle leaving the road.

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“He had to be like way up in the air,” said Scoty Griffin. “I was told they were leaving off of Grace Avenue (Boulevard) turning left onto Fairview and kind of flew completely up into the air smashed this garage and into the other garage.”

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South Metro Fire says when they arrived on scene, they found the driver still in the car. The male driver was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Investigators hope to learn more information once they are able to speak with him.

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No one else was injured in the crash.

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“It’s actually a miracle that only he would have been injured. It’s unfortunate of course, but it’s amazing he didn’t hit a car or smash into the house even 10 feet to the north he would have potentially hit somebody.”

Michael Abeyta