Driver Collides With Parked Cars, Girl’s Bedroom in Lemon Grove

A woman had to be cut from her car after she slammed into two parked vehicles and a house in Lemon Grove Wednesday night.

"We had a large, what felt like an explosion, outside of the house. The house shook, bang, loud noise, shook the sofa," said Maria Brown, who lives in the damaged house with her husband, two kids and a foreign exchange student.

The car came crashing onto the property at about 8:50 p.m. in the 8200 block of Golden Avenue, hitting two vans, two jet skis on a trailer and the house. 

"Thank God my daughter wasn't in bed because it hit her room of the house and she was minutes from saying goodnight and going in her room," said Brown.

A witness told NBC 7 after bouncing off the home, the car wrapped around a telephone pole. The female driver became trapped when her grey car stopped, and firefighters took the roof off to get her out.

She appeared to be conscious as she was taken to the hospital for major injuries.

Everyone inside the home is fine, though Brown said her children are shaken up by the incident and emotional. 

A building inspector must decide if the damaged bedroom is safe enough for the girl to stay in. Brown told NBC 7 part of the ceiling inside is cracked, and the outside stucco is broken.

Brown's husband Stephen said he has no doubt speeding was involved, based on how many things the driver hit.

It's unclear if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

"People do need to slow down. It's a residential neighborhood," said witness Tracey Dalton.

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