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Homeowner escapes serious injury after vehicle strikes property

Urban Road in the town of Dunkirk. Photo by the New York State Police
Urban Road in the town of Dunkirk. Photo by the New York State Police

A homeowner sitting on their couch was “inches away from being struck” after a Jeep traveling too fast for road conditions lost control and struck a vehicle and house Wednesday evening in the town of Dunkirk.

The driver is facing numerous charges after East Dunkirk fighters and New York state troopers were called at about 8 p.m. to Urban Road for reports of a car into a home.

According to Capt. Eric Balon of the New York State Police, a northbound Jeep — being operated by 24-year-old Dunkirk resident Brandon Perry — lost control, crossed the southbound lane and collided with a parked vehicle before striking the home. The Dunkirk man was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The homeowner, Balon said, was alone sitting on a couch at the time of the crash. They did not appear to suffer any major injury.

Perry is facing charges of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely and no seat belt.

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