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Driver loses control of car, slams into Spring Valley house

Posted at 11:18 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 15:24:27-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - California Highway Patrol officials say a driver was speeding in the rain when he lost control of his car and ended up slamming into a Spring Valley home, barely missing the mother and daughter inside.

The driver was taken to the hospital to be evaluated and the two women in the home were not injured, but the house has been red tagged by San Diego County officials.

Responding fire officials with the San Miguel Fire Department said the driver was headed down Highlands Way near Highlands Blvd. when he lost control of the car on the wet road, hit a utility box then went down an embankment and straight into the side of the home.

Marissa Bell and her mother were inside at the time of the crash and thought they just heard an earthquake.

“I had just got out of bed getting ready for work,” Bell said. “We just heard a loud boom and some crashing.”

She said she just stepped out of the bedroom minutes before the car came slamming into it.

“I peaked in my room and saw the car in the middle of the bedroom," Bell added.

Bell and her mother aren’t sure what they’ll do now since they can’t sleep in the house, but they say they’re thankful they weren’t injured.