Man trapped under debris after car crashes into house


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Photos above courtesy of the Indianapolis Fire Department.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 28, 2015)– Police are investigating why a GMC Yukon was speeding then left the road along Walcott Avenue on the city’s south side Tuesday afternoon.

According to witnesses, they  stated that the GMC Yukon was travelling around 60-70 mph north on Walcott when it left the road, hit 2 mailboxes, a white picket fence,  crossed a gravel driveway, hit a chain link fence, a picnic table, several potted plants, a swing, propane gas grill, two chairs and finally the house. In all, the vehicle traveled 300 feet from the time it left the road to hitting the house.

Upon striking the house, the car went through the exterior wall of the kitchen hitting the kitchen sink and stove , striking the 63-year-old male homeowner, who was standing at the sink washing dishes. The man was then pushed back approximately 10 feet into the rear wall briefly trapping him in the debris. His 15-year-old son was in the computer room when he heard the car hit and the wall collapse and thereby called 911. The homeowners wife was in the backyard pool with her 3 granddaughters ages 8, 6, 4. None of them were injured but were witness to the entire event.

The incident remains under investigation as damage to the house is being listed close to $85,000 while the vehicle sustained almost $50,000 in damages.

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