Mercedes Crashes Into And Through Folsom Home
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FOLSOM (CBS13) – We’ve all seen crashes where cars hit homes, but rarely do you see a car through a home.
The crash happened early Friday evening in the 800 block of Willow Creek Way, and fortunately no one was inside the house.
“She was screaming bloody murder, like ‘help me, help me, I can’t breath,’ ” said Mac Schmitz.
Out of breath and out of control, witnesses say the 18-year-old driver of the 1998 Mercedes smashed into a Folsom home going at least 80 miles per hour.
“We were going like the same speed, and then she took off in front of us,” said Schmitz.
Schmitz saw it all. He was driving next to the woman on Oak Avenue, right around 5:30 p.m. Friday and couldn’t believe his eyes.
“It looked like a movie, like a drifting movie,” said Schmitz.
It was all too real for the family, who lives here. They were too shaken up to go on camera, but told us they were out to dinner when it happened.
Lucky doesn’t begin to describe their fortune. The car went 15-20 feet deep into the home, through the living area and into parts of the kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom.
“It almost went through the house, all the way through the house,” the tow truck driver said.
The driver was bloodied and bruised. Schmitz was determined to get her out of the car.
“I kicked in the windshield,” said Schmitz. “She had blood gushing out.”
The driver’s uncle, who came to check out the scene, tells CBS13 that her accelerator got stuck.
One thing we know for sure is this image will stick in a lot of people’s minds.
“There are dust clouds everywhere from her just nailing the house,” said Schmitz.