It was a tricky operation, according to the newspaper's report, because firefighters aren't accustomed to using climbing ladders while at the same time working to remove someone from a auto.
When firefighters got to the scene, they say the driver was trapped under the dashboard of his vehicle.
The auto apparently "came off one of the roadways at a high rate of speed and launched into the roof", according to a firefighter.
A vehicle came crashing through the roof of a North St. Louis home, and the homeowner and neighbors said it's not the first time a auto has come barreling onto their property.
Officials said the driver of the SUV drove onto the lawn of Bruce Redding, just before launching himself on the top of the home.
According to the St Louis Fire Department, the sole occupant of the vehicle is recovering in hospital, where their condition is described as "critical".
One Year Old Found Dead Inside Hot Unlocked Car
Delray Beach police said a 1-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon after he was found in a hot vehicle Saturday afternoon. Police say a auto sitting out in this type of heat can reach 150 degrees in just a matter of minutes.
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Redding, who lives alone, said the house has been in the family for 40 years.
"I had a auto smash, turn my railing off", Jones said.
Michael Arras, the department's deputy chief of special operations, told St Louis Post-Dispatch it was like nothing he had ever seen. "It was determined that it was viable".
A man careened over an embankment and landed on the roof of a house Sunday.