Maine State Police say a seatbelt saved the life of a 21-year-old Saint John Valley man who lost control of his car and drove into the corner of a house in Frenchville, then landed upside down. 

State Police say Ryan Remalia of Madawaska was travelling east on Route 1 just before midnight on Saturday when he lost control of his 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Trooper Matt Curtin says the vehicle came to rest on its roof after pulling down utility lines.

Maine State Police

The home at 425 US Route 1 was occupied at the time, but only Remalia was injured.

He was taken to Northern Medical Center for treatment of what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Trooper Curtin credited a secured seatbelt with saving  Remalia’s life.

Curtin was assisted at the scene by US Border Patrol, Fort Kent Fire Department, and other EMS personnel.