Car drives through Columbia home

Car crashes into a Columbia house

A man was seriously injured and a home damaged in a crash Tuesday in Columbia.

It happened on Vintage Drive just after 11:00 a.m.

Police said the driver failed to make a turn. The driver went through a garage door and through the garage wall, before coming to a stop in the front yard.

The crash ripped the gas meter from the house causing a gas leak. Ameren was able to shut off the gas with out any problem.

Crews disconnected the electricity to the house and got the three residents out safely.

The driver was taken to University Hospital.