Our homes are the one place where we feel the safest. No one expects to get into an automobile accident when the family is relaxing inside their house or sleeping. However, that’s precisely what happened as a family was asleep inside their home in Lancaster on Monday night.
The Antelope Valley Times reports that a suspected DUI driver drove into the home and into the bedroom where two sisters, ages 16 and 7, were sleeping, leaving both girls injured.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station told reporters that the crash happened in the 44700 Block of 27th Street East at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021.
A female driver was heading northbound on 27th Street near the intersection of 27th and Weingart when she lost control of her 2011 Nissan Altima and crashed into the home.
Emergency crews were called to the scene of the crash. The 16-year-old girl, who was pinned between the car and a wall of her bedroom, told paramedics that she could not feel her legs. Once she was extricated from the scene, she was rushed to an area hospital to treat her injuries. Authorities have not released her current condition.
The 7-year-old girl was treated for cuts and abrasions on her face at the scene. She is expected to be ok.
No other occupants inside the home were injured.
The driver of the car was also transported to the hospital after complaining of ankle pain. Sheriff’s deputies placed the unidentified driver under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Investigators believe that speed may also have played a role in the crash.
The crash is still currently under investigation.