A car slams into a Detroit house, knocking a woman out of bed

Terrifying moments for the homeowner of this house on Ashton Street in Detroit. Bricks caved in, tire marks cover the yard and busted front window glass. It happened just before 11:00 a.m. Friday and this neighbor says he saw how it all went down.

"I was at home and I seen him just start the car like he was going 50 and he went straight through, cross the island, missed both trees and hit the house. After he hit the house he came back and went around and went up his driveway," said Ricardo Byers.

The homeowner was taken away by emergency crews. Her father says she was thrown from her bed after the car crashed into her house and she hurt her back. 

"She's doing pretty good right now, she's in the hospital, Grace Hospital. I just talked to my wife and she's doing pretty good now," said the victim's father, David Robbins.

But Robbins says the outcome could have been much different because the impact caused significant damage.

"Knocked the gas meter down, gas was leaking everywhere," said Robbins.

Neighbors say a man living directly across the street is the culprit, but a knock at his door by Fox 2 got this response.

(Door shuts)

Now the family is left to pick up the pieces.

"Terrible, got to stay some place else tonight," said Robbins.

But they say they are still counting their blessings.

Robbins said, "Thank God cause gas leaking could have sparked a fire or anything you know, all we can do is thank Him."
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