Couple Hits the Snooze Button When a Car Crashes Into Their Living Room
A couple in Hayward, California missed one strange wake up call on Tuesday morning.
Around 2 a.m., a driver on Fairview Avenue had a bit of trouble maintaining control of their vehicle. According to investigators, the driver hit a guardrail, flying about 30 feet through the air and into the side of the couple’s home. The car landed with its rear wheels sitting on an adjacent roof and its nose breaking through the wall of the couple’s family room.
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The couple didn’t notice, though, because the family room is detached from the rest of the house. In fact, they slept through the whole thing, got up, and left the house without even noticing.
“Didn’t even see this, didn’t even know it happened,” resident Earl Mowry said. “If it was Easter Sunday, it would have been a problem. We had the kids out here playing ping pong and watching TV, but normally we don’t have many people out here.”
Homeowners tell me they had no idea this car crashed onto their roof until neighbors called police this morning. Major damage to the family room but no injuries. CHP investigating this as a hit and run. #abc7now @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/OiVTGrYxle
— Carlos Saucedo (@Carlos_Saucedo) April 3, 2018
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There was no additional damage to the rest of the property. In fact, Mr. Mowry noted the lack of tire tracks in the yard. “He must have flown through the air because there’s no marks on the road or on the grass,” he said.
Thankfully no one was injured in the incident, but fixing up the room is going to cost a good deal. Mr. and Mrs. Mowry said they are hoping for insurance to cover the repairs.
The crash is being investigated as a hit-and-run; the driver fled the scene.