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Bizarre accident sends car crashing into Waco home

Posted at 4:55 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 17:58:55-04

WACO, TX — A Waco woman is recovering from serious injuries after a bizarre accident that left her pinned to her front door by an SUV.

It's got neighbors talking and police asking us to slow down.

Pamala Talley heard the commotion next door just before 10 Friday morning.

"I said what's going on out here now and then I just came outside and my nephew says a jeep just like yours run into the neighbor's house."

Sure enough, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, licensed to Sharett Sharell Tweedle of Mart, slammed into the house at 34th and Bosque, pinning a woman, neighbors knew only as Theresa, against the front door.

Witnesses said the Jeep jumped the curb at Brook Circle and headed straight for the house on the corner, where Theresa sat outside on a front porch.

"A Jeep lost control, not sure if he had a medical issue or something else, struck a lady and pinned her between the house and the car," said Waco Police Sgt. Donald Repp.

Neighbors describe the victim as a large woman and say she remained trapped for as long as 30 minutes while rescue crews rushed to help.

"It took a while to be able to get the car moved so we could pull her out," said Sgt. Repp.

The woman's size made it tough to determine the seriousness of her injuries.

"I saw them take her out. When I went back into the house and came back out they were putting her in the ambulance. How'd she look? She looked like she was ok," said Talley.

But police say she suffered serious internal injuries, and cleanup crews said she left a fair amount of blood, hidden by the wreckage.

"Pretty significant injuries, but she was alive breathing and talking so I don't know the extent," Repp explained.

Paramedics took her and the driver to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest for medical treatment.

Neighbors say the woman's sister and roommate Sheila followed a short time later.

Police say motorists have a responsibility to watch their speed, especially in residential areas to prevent tragedies in peaceful neighborhoods.

"This is the first time something ever happened like this. This is a quiet neighborhood around here. We ain't never had nobody run into no house, not on this block anyway," said Talley.

As of now, we don't know of any charged filed against the driver in this accident.