DAVIE, Fla. – A driver was injured Thursday afternoon after his car barreled through a stop sign, into a tree and then into the office of a home in Davie, authorities confirmed.
It happened in the 9300 block of Old Orchard Road, in the Forest Ridge community.
The homeowner, Pearla McMasters, says she was working on her computer at the time when the silver Hyundai wrecked right through her front window.
“Like it was a bomb,” she said of the sound.
She only suffered minor cuts and bruises but was still quite shaken.
“I’m just shaken up,” she said. “I’m very lucky. I think it could have been worse.”
Davie Sgt. Kelvin Urbaez said the driver sustained minor injuries. He was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK.
Davie Fire Rescue personnel inspected the house and deemed it safe to be inhabited.
Neighbors said they heard a loud crash and came outside to see what happened.
“[The driver] was alive and conscious,” said witness Holly Svekis. “Our neighbor across the street is a firefighter and he immediately went in there. The guy had told [the firefighter] that he had just had neck surgery. He had blacked out and he didn’t remember anything.”
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.