Amanda Gillooly, Times Staff
Brighton Township firefighter Dale Carter surveys the scene at 90 Walnut St. on Monday.
The Times / Brian McDermott
BRIGHTON TWP. – Agnes Harper was sick Monday but went to work anyway. She came home dead tired and all she wanted to do was take a shower, go to bed and watch television.
She wouldn’t get her wish.
While responding to a house fire at 53 Walnut St., a Brighton Township Volunteer Fire Department Ford Expedition skidded off the road and slammed into her bedroom, ripping out a wall before heading into the spare bedroom of a next-door neighbor.
“I just came out of the shower,” Harper said, curlers still in her hair. “It sounded like a transformer exploding.”
Brighton Township police Cpl. Nick Bernardi said the firefighter driving the SUV, David Nichter, was passed out when it skidded into Agnes Harper’s house at 90 Walnut St. When emergency responders reached him, he was in cardiac arrest and taken to The Medical Center, Beaver, he said. Bernardi said Nichter remained in critical condition Monday night.