Car plunges through roof of California home

Car plunges through roof of California home

December 10th, 2014 in Local - Breaking News

This photo provided by homeowner George Strother shows a sport utility vehicle that went airborne and sailed into the roof of his home in Escondido, Calif., around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Police said a BMW driver lost control during a turn, went off a road and plunged through the garage roof of a home that sits about 20 feet below the roadway. Strother said the car landed on the hood of his Nissan Pathfinder in the garage and knocked the ceiling down on another car. Neither he nor his wife, or the driver of the car, were hurt.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A sport utility vehicle went airborne and sailed through the roof of a home in California's San Diego County, but the residents inside weren't hurt.

The crash happened shortly before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Escondido.

Police tell U-T San Diego the driver of a BMW lost control during a turn, went off a road and plunged through the roof of a home that sits about 20 feet below the roadway.

Sgt. Jim Lanigan says the car was a loaner from a dealership and the driver fled.

Homeowner George Strother says the BMW landed on the hood of his Nissan Pathfinder in his garage and knocked the ceiling down onto another car. He and his wife weren't hurt.

Police say it appears the driver of the BMW wasn't hurt either.


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