Homeowner: Car into Front Door Sounded Like "Explosion" - NBC 7 San Diego

Homeowner: Car into Front Door Sounded Like "Explosion"



    The homeowner of this home at Pittman Street and Mission Avenue in Escondido said the crash sounded like an explosion. This is video of the aftermath on Thursday, July 3, 2014. (Published Thursday, July 3, 2014)

    A car rammed through the front door of an Escondido home Thursday while the family slept inside.  Now, investigators are looking into whether two drivers were racing moments before the crash. 

    The homeowner fought back tears as she clutched her daughter and explained the ordeal.

    “In the middle of the night there was this huge explosion, and it was incredibly scary because the first thing I thought of was my kids, and I thought it was an earthquake, but it wasn’t an earthquake obviously,” Katy Schuster said.

    Just before 1 a.m., a white Dodge Charger and a black GMC truck were speeding and possibly racing side by side when the truck cut off the Charger, causing the cars to collide and lose control, according to Escondido police.

    Escondido Homeowner Grateful Family Escaped Injury

    [DGO] Escondido Homeowner Grateful Family Escaped Injury
    NBC 7's Elena Gomez spoke with Katy Schuster, the owner of an Escondido house damaged when two cars collided early Thursday.
    (Published Thursday, July 3, 2014)

    The Dodge crashed into the home at the corner of Pitman Street and Mission Avenue while the truck hit the family’s personal truck parked in the driveway.

    The family was asleep inside and uninjured, officials said.

    Even though the car seriously damaged the foyer and garage of the home, Schuster said she was grateful.

    "All of those things inside are important to me but at the same time it's just stuff, we're okay and that's the main thing," she said.

    Both drivers  - ages 21 and 26 - were arrested and are facing DUI charges.