Car accident sends car into home and hits gas line, driver flees the scene

Posted at 10:19 PM, Dec 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-28 23:41:04-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-One family in Grand Rapids was forced to leave their home Sunday night, after a car came crashing into the front of their house hitting their gas line. It happened on the corner of Lafayette and Ann Street.

“It was so scary! So scary, just like a movie,” said Sindy McPherson, homeowner where the car crashed.

Seven family members were sitting watching television when they heard a loud noise

“It was terrible. Just loud metal crashing, it was awful. You could hear the horn, and I was like ‘oh, my gosh.’ I ran outside to see if I could help,” said McPherson.

Sindy ran outside to find a car in her front yard.  A red Impala was driving south on Lafayette and a Buick was going west one Ann street. The cars crashed into one another, sending the Impala into a house. Witnesses say the Impala was going too fast.  FOX 17 was told originally,  all passengers in both cars fled the scene; later one passenger of the Impala came back. The passenger told Grand Rapids police the accident could have been caused by an argument the passenger and driver were having, and it caused them not to pay attention.

“I don't know why both people would go running if they weren't doing anything wrong,” said McPherson.

The family was displaced for a short time from their home. Fire and police responded. The passenger who came back to the scene received medical attention. The incident is still being investigated.