New York’s Neighbors are Crazy, Too. Just Look at this Car
This story is absolutely wild. In something that sounds more like an episode from Dukes of Hazzard than real life, a car was allegedly driven into the second story of a house on purpose in Pennsylvania. See? It's not just New York that has extreme drivers behind the wheel.
First, the good news: no one was seriously hurt and the driver, who police suspect intentionally launched his vehicle into the home, is in custody. Photos show exactly how extensive the damage was, and how lucky everybody is to be alive.
Car vs. House Miles from New York
"Rescue Company took in a vehicle into a structure in Decatur Township this evening. Chief 17 arrived on scene within minutes to find one vehicle into the second floor with the patient out of the vehicle", began a post from the Junction Fire Company. It's hard to determine which is stranger: the fact that a car was launched more than ten feet in the air, or that police say it was the intention of the driver all along.
Charges for Man Who Drover Car into House
Charges for the 20-year-old driver include aggravated assault and attempt to cause severe bodily injury, both felonies, and recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor. Traffic violations also include disregarding a traffic lane, careless driving, and reckless driving. photos from inside the house (below) show how lucky homeowners are to be alive.
In addition to miraculously removing the car from the home (below), first responders also helped temporarily stabilize the severely damaged home. Since major injuries were avoided, the comments were lighthearted, as they made fun of the driver, the jump, and even the home décor of the destroyed bedroom.
"Nice park job", said one comment. "I thought the Dukes of Hazzard's car was orange, did they trade it in?", quipped another. "The real crime here is that wall paper", said perhaps the rudest comment of all, referring to the interior of the destroyed bedroom.
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