Homeowners uninjured after truck slams into house in SW Houston


HOUSTON – A car slammed into a home in southwest Houston Sunday, officials said.

The crash was reported around 5:45 a.m. near the 7800 block of Sands Point Drive near Tam O' Shanter Lane. 

The truck was later pulled from the homeowner's dining room, leaving behind a massive hole.

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Homeowner Shirley Hornsby says she is doing the best she can. "Well, I guess I'm okay."

She and her longtime roommate were unharmed. She said they were asleep in the back of the house when the driver of a truck let himself in.

"I thought it was lightning or something and rain because I heard water running and it was the hot water heater -- they had run through the dining room and run through the utility room and there's glass everywhere," she said. 

Houston police said the pick-up driver had to be transported to the hospital.

Neighbors tell KPRC that when they initially checked on him, they reported smelling alcohol on his breath 

For Shirley, this will be the second time she's had to deal with a truck going through her home in three years. She says the last time, someone had stolen a truck off Fondren Road.

"They came speeding down this street and ran through that wall and we had just had a group in there playing cards," she said. 

Fortunately, no one was injured in that crash, but as a result the homeowners installed boulders on their front lawn to prevent a car from going through. Unfortunately, it did not prevent Sunday's crash.

The good news is neighbors came with supplies like plywood to help clean up the mess and board up the home

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to an area hospital in an unknown condition.