Talk about a rude awakening: a Connecticut man is lucky to be alive after living through a real-life nightmare early Tuesday morning.  The 34-year-old woke up to find himself pinned under a his own house.

FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig has the story:

Michael Sweat awoke still in bed, but pinned under an SUV after a BMW slammed into his house during a police chase in New Haven.  The driver lost control as he tried to evade cops, crashing through the wall and into the first-floor bedroom.  Homeowner Buland Ozalb arrived to the news...

(Ozalb) "There's somebody under the car."

The suspect fled the scene, and New Haven Fire Chief Ralph Black says it took an hour to free Sweat.

(Black) "The car was raised up and removed from the victim.  Then, we removed the victim through a side entrance."

The 34-year-old was burned, but is expected to recover.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.

WATCH video from the accident scene HERE: