Zachary, Los Angeles (WAFB) – A woman has been rescued and is now rushed to hospital after her car crashed into the roof of Zachary’s home on Friday, November 11. before the collapse.
First responders were called to the scene in the 2300th District of Rita Street around 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Brandon Lacoste lives in a nearby house and said he heard what sounded like an explosion. When he went to investigate, he saw the worn out car stuck to the roof.
“My grandmother thought it was a transformer. I ran out the door and saw a man running from the park pointing toward the roof,” Lacoste said.
Lacoste told WAFB that two kids were at home at the time but escaped the back door thanks to the quick thinking of an older brother. He says community members called the children’s parents who rushed home to make sure the siblings weren’t infected.
“The kids are perfectly fine. They are so scared,” Lacoste said. “We are a great neighborhood. We usually meet when something like this happens. We are good at going out and making sure everyone is okay and keeping everyone calm.”
Neighbors poured out of their homes and watched the firefighters stabilize the car so they could pull the driver to safety. MacDavid said the car and house were badly damaged. He said the firefighters feared the house would collapse during the rescue operation. Other investigators worked to find out exactly how the car was in the air.
“I’m not sure what happened, but they had to go at a very good speed to hit the pit and jump and hit the tree and end up in the ceiling,” Lacoste said. “I was a first responder for four years and I’ve never seen anything like this before.”
Lacoste wasn’t sure if the woman lived in the neighborhood, but said he recognized the car.
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