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Car smashes into home, feet from sleeping mother

Posted: 6:50 AM, Mar 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-30 14:26:09Z
SAN DIEGO – A family was unharmed after an out-of-control car went down an embankment and slammed into their Skyline home overnight Tuesday in a hit-and-run. 
 
According to San Diego police, at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, a car going east on Skyline Drive went over a curb, through a fence and down a hill before smashing into the back of a house at 490 Arroyo Seco Road. The car landed upside down against a tree. 
 
A woman was asleep just on the other side of the wall that was struck. The impact from the crash sent several items that were on a desk in the room flying onto the woman’s bed. However, she was not hurt.  
 
“I heard a loud screech and a car came over, hopped over the fence and smashed into my mother's bedroom,” said Derek Ford, the woman’s son. “So I woke up the whole family, tried to get everyone safe.”
 
The suspect driver initially ran from the scene but later returned, police said. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. There was no immediate word on the charges he might face. Police said alcohol was not believed to have been a factor. 
 
The crash left a hole in the wall and also broke some glass on the patio. 
 
It took three tow trucks to get the car back up the hill.