Vehicle Crashes into Couple's Bedroom, Driver Arrested
MCALLEN – A McAllen couple is thankful to be alive. The driver who crashed into their home is behind bars. Drugs played a role.
We hid the homeowners’ identity for her protection. We'll refer to her as Kelly.
"It's a smell of fear. I mean it's just a lot things happen in here,” said Kelly.
The couple was sleeping in this bed when this car hit them. The bricks outline their positions.
"My husband was sleeping here in this area and I was sleeping on this right side,” said Kelly.
She believes it’s magical that the brinks barely missed her and her husband.
The home surveillance video shows the driver moments after the crash.
"She finally lands in front of the camera right here in front of the camera of the guest bedroom and she finally made her last fall here," said the homeowner. "We do have the corvettes bumper in the master bedroom.”
Kelly has lived at the house for over a year.
"Right now, we do not feel safe in this house. And I feel like this is considered a danger zone," she said.
Kelly believes the main cause is a curve that's by their bedroom window. She wants help from the city of McAllen.
"We don’t feel safe due to the fact that we don’t have any cement barriers or railings to protect other vehicles from coming into our property," said Kelly.
McAllen police officer John Saenz explains this crash happened Sunday morning.
Saenz said the driver, Myra Edith Longoria, was not injured.
Longoria is charged with driving while intoxicated, possession and use of a volatile chemical and possession of drugs.
The homeowners found some of the evidence after the crash.
"A lot of debris from what we understand it's called whip-its. A whole bunch around the vehicle, around the Corvette,” said Kelly.
Kelly says this is not the only accident that happened on this roadway. Kelly took pictures of another accident of a cement truck flipped over last week. She hopes the help comes soon.
"We love the City of McAllen. We just want to feel safe to sleep in our own home," she said.
The City is McAllen said they are looking into the issue. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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