Car Crashes into Urbandale House - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Car Crashes into Urbandale House

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by Phil Prazan


A house-shaking crunch disrupted a quiet Urbandale neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

Neighbors came out to find a V-6 Susuki SUV  crashed into a duplex.  Police say the 52-year old woman had a medical emergency while driving down Urbandale Avenue.  She blacked out and drove over the sidewalk, through trees, down several yards and right into the house.

Most of the neighbors were home, many with children who usually are out in the front yards playing.  They're thankful nobody was outside at the moment of impact or inside the house that was hit.
"We were all in the living room and we just saw this car rolling down the hill - like right by these trees here - and we immediately went outside and called 911. We heard a boom and she actually hit into this house and luckily none of the kids were in the house at the time," says Crystal Howard from Urbandale.
Neighbors and the landlord's son helped the woman out of the car.   She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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