Car loses control backing out of New Jersey driveway, crashes into home, brings down power lines

RIDGEFIELD PARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey driver apparently lost control while backing out of a driveway and crashed into a neighbor's house, leaving the car perched on the front porch at a 45-degree angle.

It happened around 11:00 a.m. Friday on Gordon Street in Ridgefield Park, Bergen County.

Police said a telephone pole was struck as the car was backing out. They do not know if the driver suffered a medical emergency or simply hit the gas pedal.

Video from the scene shows the rear of the vehicle, a silver SUV, jutting into the air. The crash brought power lines down, cutting power in adjacent homes.

The driver was taken to the hospital. The extent of the driver's injuries is unknown.

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