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Car slams into woman's house just weeks after her homeowner's insurance is canceled

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Christina Ball is having a run of bad luck. First her homeowner's insurance was canceled last month and on Saturday afternoon a car slammed into that uninsured house.

The sedan slammed into the porch of the house on West Central Avenue right before dinner time. Homeowner Christina Ball was in her kitchen when she heard the crash.

"It's just scary. I'm like freaking out. My house, my porch is gonna fall apart. We did hear the bang. My daughter was upstairs in that front bedroom window and my son was on the couch sleeping. We did hear it, it shook. I'm very lucky nobody was hurt."

Witnesses say the driver turned westbound on Central from Detroit at a high rate of speed lost control of the car, swerved across three lanes, knocked down a TARTA sign and slammed into the porch of Christina Ball's house.

Ms. Ball called her stepfather, who runs a construction business for help. He was able to put up a wooden post to support her porch roof as a wrecker towed the car.

She was grateful. "I'm glad I did. Because when they pulled the car out, it probably would have fell."

Officers say the driver will be cited.

Ms. Ball is worried about who will end up footing the bill for the damage. "Actually, my insurance just got canceled last month. So I have no house insurance right now. So if his insurance doesn't go through, I'm gonna have to figure out how to pay for it myself."

Witnesses on the scene report seeing a second man jump and run from the car after the crash. Officers are not commenting on those reports at this time.

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