NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Del. (CBS) — A car launched into the air and crashed into the second story of a building Sunday evening – and the driver survived.
New Castle County paramedics responded to a report of a car crash just after 6pm Sunday, but what they found was a car stuck in the top floor of a barn that had been converted into a home.READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Shootout With SEPTA Police Outside SEPTA Terminal In Upper Darby
Officials say the driver had apparently struck a parked pickup truck, which launched the car into the building.
The driver was removed from the car by fire officials and taken to Christiana Hospital, listed in stable condition.
The owner of the home, Linda Brizendine, was at home with one of her children when it happened. Fortunately, nobody in the home was injured — they were both on the other side of the house when the Mitsubishi sedan burst through her wall.
“Total shock,” she said. “This is not something you see every day. At first we though a tree had fallen.”
The crash was so loud, many neighbors heard it. One neighbor said his wife thought it was a thunderstorm.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Latif Williams Turns Self In For Alleged Murder Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
Police haven’t said what caused the crash yet, but neighbors say people regularly ignore the speed limit.
“It’s 35 miles an hour, and they’re running through at 50, 55,” said a neighbor.
New Castle County Police are investigating. There’s no word if speed played a role in the crash.
The house had to be cut open and the hole made larger in order to get the car out of the home — not very good news for the homeowner.
“I’m a little overwhelmed,” Brizendine said. “This is not how I planned to start my week.”MORE NEWS: Driver Injured After Crashing Into Burlington County Flooring Business
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