A child and his grandmother are lucky to be alive after a minivan drove into their bedroom Friday morning.
The collision occurred at a home in the 800 block of S. Mollison Ave. just after 8 a.m. Friday, authorities said.
Michael Brown lives inside the unit that the car ran into and was the only person home when the accident happened. He thought something heavy fell in the apartment above him, until firefighters knocked on his door and told him what happened.
Brown said his nephew usually sleeps in the room with his mother, Linda Shue, but was spending the night at his sister's house. If Brown's nephew had been sleeping in the room, he would have been hit, Brown said.
Reached by NBC 7 San Diego, Shue said she was luckily at work when the van crashed into her and her grandson's room.
She said she is not allowed inside the room, as it is not stable, and there is no electricity in the unit.
The damage to the building is estimated to be between $10,000 to $15,000, according to Ted Kakuris, Battalion Chief with Heartland Fire.
The driver who ran into the apartment is believed to be an El Cajon resident who did not speak English.
Check back for updates on this developing story.
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