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UPDATE: Green Bay Police say unconscious man drove into homes Friday

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GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Police in Green Bay say a driver either fell asleep or had a medical emergency that caused him to pass out before striking two homes on the city's west side Friday.

Cops were called to the corner of W. Mason Street and 15th Avenue around 8 p.m. Areas of Mason had to be closed to traffic due to the amount of debris.

Authorities say the man hit a curb, struck a house, went airborne over a snow bank, hit a second home, and flipped over.

“There were several witnesses to the accident. They said that they did not see any braking or swerving which would be indicative of somebody passed out behind the wheel,” Green Bay Police Lt. Tom Buchmann told FOX 11.

Authorities say the driver was able to climb out of the car without help. He was uninjured, but was hospitalized as a precaution. Police have ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash.

A family inside one of the affected homes was evacuated. The Red Cross was called in to help those displaced.

Officials with Wisconsin Public Service were called in to help deal with broken power lines laying in the street.

(Additional reporting by FOX 11).

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