Car crashes into Alameda Co. home, driver leaves the scene

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A car crashed into a house near Hayward Tuesday morning in what California Highway Patrol officers are investigating as a hit-and-run. 

Officers responded to the area of Fairview Avenue and Arbutus Court in unincorporated Alameda County at 7:50 a.m. to reports that a car had flipped over and landed on a house.

When the officers arrived, they saw a silver four-door Honda that had landed on a detached garage in the backyard of a home but not flipped over.

No one was inside the dwelling when officers arrived and there were no injuries reported. The driver of the vehicle was able to flee the scene, and CHP Lt. Stephen Perea said their injuries were probably not serious if they were able to walk or run out of the car.

Perea described it as "somewhat of a dramatic crash."

The vehicle has not currently been reported stolen, but a tampered ignition shows the vehicle may have had mechanical issues or been stolen in the past, Perea said.

A driver's side airbag inflated during the crash, and there is no indication that there were other passengers in the car, Perea said.

The CHP is currently investigating the crash.