At about 10 p.m. Wednesday, police think the driver may have had a medical condition and jumped the curb.
The driver missed a tree and hit the house in the 3800 block of Hull. A woman was asleep in her bedroom but wasn’t hurt.
However, the car snapped a gas line. Des Moines police evacuated the house while a neighbor pulled the driver out of the car.
MidAmerican Energy cut off electricity to the house to avoid any sparks.
Paramedics took the driver to the hospital, but there’s no word on his or her condition.