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Man loses control of SUV, slams into house

March 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man faces some serious charges after police say he drove drunk and crashed his SUV into a house in Pacoima.Police say the man was on Arleta Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he ran a red light, lost control of the SUV, and slammed into the house. The vehicle ended up in the living room of the house.

Several people were inside the house at the time of the crash. They say they heard a loud bang but had no idea what happened.

"We heard a slam, which we believed was two car crashes," said Nicole, who lives in the house. "And we ran out of my room, luckily everybody was in my room, and we saw that this car was in our living room."

Fortunately, nobody was hurt, including the driver and his passenger.

The house on the other hand has extensive damage. Building and safety officials were called to the scene and the house is expected to be deemed unsafe.

 

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