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Speeding driver goes airborne, lands SUV on house roof, officials say

Speeding driver goes airborne, lands SUV on house roof, officials say

The driver of a auto that crashed through the roof of a St. Louis house Sunday is in critical condition, according to the St. Louis Fire Department. Serious damage appears to have been done to the home, with one of the front walls and part of the roof caved in.

When firefighters got to the scene, they say the driver was trapped under the dashboard of his vehicle.

The incident is under investigation.

The SUV careered through the ceiling after mounting an embankment that helped launch it onto the air during the crash in St Louis, according to local authorities.

The homeowner says a nearby intersection is risky and it's not the first time a auto has come barreling onto the property.




Dep. Chief Arras said neighbors complained that people drive too fast through the neighborhood all the time and even told him that there was another time that a vehicle landed on the roof of a home in that neighborhood, but the teenage driver was able to walk away.

Michael Arras, the department's deputy chief of special operations, told St Louis Post-Dispatch it was like nothing he had ever seen.

Although Redding was was able to maneuver himself around in the living room after the crash the house may not be habitable again.

Terrell Jones, who lives directly to the left of Redding, said: 'So, my initial thought was to find out if he was in the house.

Neighbors explained that if you stood at the intersection of Lillian and Mimika, it wouldn't be long before you would see cars flying by.


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