A family remains rattled Sunday after a car allegedly speeding down a residential Pomona street crashed into their infant son’s bedroom.
It happened around 5:40 p.m. Saturday, when a driver lost control of his car while speeding on the 100 block of East La Verne Avenue, according to Pomona Police Lt. Ronald McDonald.
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No one in the house was injured and no arrests were made, the lieutenant said.
The driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, including cuts to the head.
The residents, Alex and Marie Stubblefield, told ABC7 that the crash felt like an earthquake and they believed the driver was racing another car.
Surveillance video captured the car hitting a curb and then slamming into the Stubblefields’ home, the station reported on its website.
“I can just visualize it in my head, if (my son) was in there,” Alex Stubblefield told ABC7. “I’m always changing his diaper in there, so is she. I thank the Lord that he wasn’t in there.”
Police told Stubblefield the driver wasn’t drinking and both people in the car claimed the vehicle was going 40 mph.
But Stubblefield said witnesses said the driver was racing and swerved to avoid another driver.
The home has been red-tagged, forcing the Stubblefields to move out. And they say they won’t feel safe there anymore.
“Maybe, sure, it was an accident,” Marie Stubblefield told ABC7. “But, you know, this is a family. You did this to us. We’re never going to be the same.”
–City News Service