MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - It was a close call for a teenage driver after he and his friends walked away from a crash that sent their car careening into a Miramar home.
Surveillance video captured the moment a Ford Mustang slammed into the residence, located along the 3000 block of Tara Road, just off Miramar Parkway, at around 5 p.m., Tuesday.
The car narrowly missed two trees before it ended up inside a bedroom.
“I was sleeping, and all of a sudden I hear something like, ‘boom,'” said homeowner Jacques Gilbert.
Thankfully, Gilbert said, no one was inside the bedroom at the time.
“I thank God,” he said.
Miramar Fire Rescue said there were three people inside the green Mustang that crashed. None were injured, save for a busted lip on one of the occupants.
There were also no injuries reported in the home.
A City of Miramar inspector has examined the home and said that section of the house will not be safe to live in. However, the rest of the house is structurally safe.
The 17-year-old driver of the car, Dmarion Roundtree, said he was driving his two friends home from school when a car swerved into his lane.
“It wasn’t scary, it was just, like, overwhelming,” he said.
Roundtree said he pulled on his steering wheel, which caused him to lose control.
“A lady, she had got into my lane, as I was in my lane, so I swerved off the road,” he said. “I swerved back onto the road, but there was a car, and I swerved back off and ended up into the house.”
Everyone involved is counting their blessings knowing a crash like this could have easily had a much more tragic ending.
“That’s what I was really worried about: my friends,” said Roundtree.
“I’m happy that they’re here, they’re alive, they’re well. My heart is still racing, I’m shaking,” said an area resident.
“Accidents happen, so we thank God that nobody got hurt, you know, just the house,” said Gilbert.
A tow truck removed the car from the scene.
The homeowner noted that he does have insurance and will go that route to fix his home.
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