No one was injured Sunday when a speeding vehicle crashed into the side of a house.
According to police, a 19-year-old was speeding through a residential neighborhood, when the teenager clipped a parked car and then crashed into a house in the 3900 block of East Mound Street, just south of Yearling Road.
“We heard the bang and the guy was out there rolling down the street, and I chased after him,” said resident Milton Palmore, who witnessed the crash.
Angel Fooce said that she also witnessed the crash, 10TV’s Ashleigh Barry reported.
“I don’t think I’ve ever run that fast in my life,” Fooce said. “He backed up, took off two flat tires in the front of everything, an just ran left the scene and we were yelling, ‘Someone go chase him, chase him.’”
Whitehall police said that the driver, whose identity was not immediately released, left his black Honda Accord a few blocks away in an alley and then took off on foot.
The driver left the car’s bumper in the front yard of the house into which he crashed. The driver’s license plate was still attached to the bumper, Barry reported.
“I pulled the rubble out and grabbed the license plate, and that’s how they caught him,” Fooce said.
Fooce said that the homeowner was shaken.
“She’s pretty devastated,” Fooce said. “She struggles in life and doesn’t work in the summer, so having a hole in her house is not going to help.”
Police said that the driver faces a number of charges, including hit and run and reckless endangering.
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