Car drives through living room of house

Created: 04/21/2014 5:22 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Witnesses say a car driving at speeds of 70 miles per hour drove straight through a Roswell living room.

“There was no brakes, no warning. Just a huge cloud of smoke or dirt," said Rochelle Graveline. "We thought something had exploded."

Instead of coming to a stop at a dead end, a car plowed through a fence, drove through a living room, went through two beams of a car port, and ultimately slammed into a home.

Miraculously no one was inside any of the three homes involved in the crash.

“Where he hit is where I sit.  So, if he would have hit there about six hours from now I would have been sitting right there.  And things would have been a lot different," said Chris Valadez.

Chris Marshall lives in the second home hit.

“Missed my house by inches,” said Marshall. "I would have been working in that back room, putting in a dryer.  So, I would have been right next to it."

The third homeowner happened to be out for lunch at the time of the crash.

It was a close call for many.

“Yeah right next door.  If it hadn't stopped there it would have went through my house, and I have four children," said Kaprice Dearing.

Police say the driver was an older male who may have had medical issues behind the wheel.

The driver is in critical condition.

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