A car that veered off a road and crashed through the second floor of a house has left an elderly couple homeless.
A white Subaru went off the road behind the home of Penny Arant, 75, and her husband Robert, 69, and landed over the porch through the upstairs window. Her home in Colfax, California sits around a curve after a long straight road.
Images from the scene showed firefighters approaching the SUV from the second floor of the home. The vehicle’s right rear wheel sank into the porch roof, and pieces of wood, as well as household appliances and objects, were scattered.
The driver suffered serious injuries on Sunday, and several public security agencies helped rescue the person and remove the vehicle from the home.
Although the elderly couple was not injured, their home is uninhabitable and repairs are pending that are estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“The Arants contacted their AAA homeowners insurance agency, only to be told they didn’t have coverage for a car landing at their home,” reads a GoFundMe page about rebuilding their home.
“The driver’s insurance will be responsible for this, but their coverage is unlikely to be sufficient to cover this huge property damage.”
It will likely take at least 12 to 14 months to repair or rebuild the house.
The SUV was lifted out of the house using a crane and a sling that wrapped it around the rear window frames.
As of Thursday, a day after launching the GoFundMe page, she had raised about $2,400 of her $100,000 goal.
It’s not the first time a vehicle has breached the second floor of a building.
In 2018, a bus dashcam recorded the moment a car flew into the second floor of a Santa Ana, California dental office. Two people were injured in the freak accident, which caused a small fire.
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