3 hurt after SUV slams into Hollywood home, burst into flames

By Trent Kelly - Reporter, Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - At least three people were hurt after an SUV slammed into a home and burst into flames early Sunday morning in Hollywood, authorities said.

A spokesperson for the Hollywood Police Department said a woman driving an SUV struck another car near Sheridan Street and North 56th Avenue around 6 a.m. The impact of crash sent the SUV into the home, the spokesperson said.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. A neighbor told Local 10 that a family of four was sleeping inside the home at the time.

Neighbor Susan Pluta told Local 10 about her startling Sunday Morning.

"I had just woke up, and there was a big crash my house shook. I grabbed my phone I called 911," Pluta said.

Pluta said she never heard the car try to brake, which made her think the driver was sleeping or unconscious.

"There was no screetch," she said. "The car was on fire the house was fire the tree was on fire and you could still smell the smoke."

Paramedics transported the female driver and two people from the home to a local hospital. Their injuries were not disclosed.

Officers said it’s too early to know what caused the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

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