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Owner of S. Toledo home hit by car: “It shook the whole house”

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It was a scary morning for an eleven-year-old girl.

She was in her pajamas about to watch TV at her grandparents' South Toledo home when a car suddenly slammed through the wall.

It happened Friday morning in the 4300 block of Glendale Avenue.

Luckily, the girl is OK.  The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

 "It shook the whole house," says Dennis Dietrich of South Toledo.

A car crashed into his home around 11 a.m.

"That was a bedroom we use for the grand kids and the 11 year old granddaughter had just walked in there and she hadn't quite sat down to watch TV when the car came into the house," says Dietrich.

Police say the driver was headed down Glendale Avenue in the car with a woman in the passenger seat and three kids in the back seat: a seven month old, a two year old, and a five year old.

13abc is told the adults in the front seat got into an argument.  The woman turned around when one of the children cried. Then the driver lost control, jumped the curb, clipped a pole, and went straight over the slick grass directly into the home.    

"It's a relatively new home and thank God all the kids are safe," says Dietrich.

 Dietrich says his 11-year-old granddaughter inside the room was not hurt.

The kids and woman in the car are also OK.

Dietrich and his wife helped the family in the car, welcoming them inside their home to stay warm as emergency crews worked outside.

"We have people coming now to board up the house," says Dietrich.

Dietrich immediately called his insurance company and started taking pictures.

"I imagine there's some major damage in through the structure," says Dietrich.
The driver of the car was transported to the hospital.  He is expected to survive. Police say he will be cited for failure to control.

 

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