Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter
ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – It was a very rude and dangerous awakening for a family in Arlington this morning. This after a car plowed into their house and came to rest in the living room and kitchen.
Officers and firefighters were called to the home in the 6000 block of Plainview Court just before 1 a.m.
Police say a man was speeding on Southwest Parkway and lost control at a hard curve in the road. The car careened across two backyards, smashed two fences, and then bulldozed into the back of the house as Francisco Caracheo’s Family soundly slept.
Friday afternoon there was wood, insulation and broken glass everywhere as the back of the house lay in shambles. “I’m not happy this happened at my house,” Caracheo said.
The homeowner’s daughter, Karina Martinez, was in her bedroom upstairs and heard the crash. She talked about her aunt and father being in the room before the car crashed into it.
“She [aunt] sleeps right there, so let’s say if the car would have hit that it would have hit her or if my dad was sitting in the reclining chair, it would have hit him. It would have straight hit him,” she said. “I’m thankful he wasn’t sitting there at the moment… real, real thankful.”
There’s a trail of wreckage leading to the house on Plainview. The backyard is littered with pieces of the fence and parts knocked off the car.
Martinez said when she first walked outside she only saw smoke, but then she saw the driver. “After that I come over here and then there’s this guy just walking behind my backyard and his head is bleeding. We’re asking him if he’s okay and he doesn’t respond — after that the ambulance pulled up and they just handled him. They said that he was intoxicated.”
No one inside the house was injured. The driver, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Caracheo said he and his family will stay with relatives while his house is being repaired.
(©2016 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)