Car struck home in Cheltenham Village, local first-responders mitigate damages

Rockledge Fire Company, Cheltenham Police Department, Cheltenham EMS, Second Alarmers Rescue Squad, Burholme EMS and PECO teamed up on August 26 to mitigate damages to a home on W. Laurel Avenue and the vehicle which struck its porch.

According to officials, two occupants had already exited the vehicle when the fire department arrived. One of the occupants had significant injuries to the head and the other suffered unknown injuries.

A PECO crew controlled the gas emitted from a damaged gas meter. Rockledge Fire Company assisted with stabilization of the porch so that the vehicle could be removed without further damage to the home.

Officials said materials were used from a local construction site to shore up the damage to the home.