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Car crashes into South Richmond home


A quiet Sunday afternoon in one South Richmond home was abruptly jolted, after a car rammed into the house.

A Mazda sedan slammed into the side of the home on Keswick Avenue, at about 2:30 p.m.

A family was inside, but remarkably, they weren't injured. However, the driver of the car was sent to the hospital. The force of the impact was so intense, it actually separated the roof from the home.

"A big boom...It felt like the whole house moved," said Tina Allen, who was sitting in the living room, when the car careened into the outside wall, bordering her couch.

Allen says she's sore, but glad she's alive. One wall separated her from the disaster.

"I'm glad that car did not go through that house," said Allen. "I'm sure I'd have been underneath it."

Allen's fiance Douglas Rawlins couldn't believe what awaited him after a trip to the food store.

"I got a nice, old turkey...and when I come back, there's a car trying to get in my living room," exclaimed Rawlins.

Police say the driver appeared to have hit the windshield. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The family says they shared his disbelief. Thankfully, the front lawn was clear when the car plowed through it.

The four-year-old daughter of Allen and Rawlins, and her friends, usually play in that very spot.

"She would have got hit...We sit out here. We would have gotten hit by that car," said Allen.

"I'm glad nobody was hurt, because this all can be replaced," said Rawlins, referring to the damage to the house.

There's still no word from police on any potential charges or why the driver drove off the road.

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