A Lakeside man is grateful his family is alive after a car crashed into his home leaving a hole in the wall of his son’s bedroom, just inches from the crib where the child was sleeping.
“It’s a lot to take in,” said James Williams who appeared to be in shock holding his five-month-old son moments after the crash.( Thu Jan 30 07:35:58 PST 2014 $__output )
“Even when the emergency crew showed up, when they saw the condition that the room was in, they were even surprised that Conhur was okay because of the damage that was inside the house,” Williams said.
James and his son's mother, Laurie Maston, were awakened just after 2 a.m. by a large crash when a Scion rammed the side of their home on Los Coches Road.
“All I heard was screams,” said Williams, who said he came outside to see the driver lying on the ground, hysterical.
The car pushed the crib a little out of the way and toppled a dresser, but the baby was unharmed.
“His mother was more shaken up than he was,” Williams said.
Maston was asleep in a bed on the other side of the room from the crib. She told NBC 7 she jumped up and immediately grabbed her baby.
“I wake up to a big crash and a car horn and go to grab baby out of crib,” she said. “There’s stuff everywhere and it just, wow, totally scares you.”
The car was damaged and the woman behind the wheel was transported to Grossmont Hospital with cuts on her hand.
The California Highway Patrol said the woman driving the Scion was speeding when she plowed through a fence and straight into the home.