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SUV Slams Into Chula Vista Apartment, Injuring Boy

A boy was hospitalized Tuesday after an SUV slammed into an apartment building in Chula Vista.

Fernando Torres Hernandez told NBC 7 he and his nine-year-old brother were asleep in bunk beds when the car came through their bedroom at the apartment complex on Woodlawn Avenue just off of H Street at about 8:05 a.m.

"I was scared but the glass broke, it shattered. I was scared it might get on my brother. And luckily it didn’t," Hernandez said. 

Medics transported the nine-year-old to a nearby hospital at the request of his father. He is expected to be OK, the family said. No one else was injured. 

The Chula Vista Fire Department said a woman drove the vehicle into the apartment in what appears to be an accident. The car remained at the scene.

The Red Cross is working to secure the family a place to stay. 

No other information was available.

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