It’s the kind of drive-thru you hope you never see; a car smashed through a home in Folsom Friday evening, causing a great deal of damage.
“We started just, like, freaking out and called 911” said witness Mac Schmitz.
A Mercedes sedan plunged deep into the home on Willow Creek Way, a 17-year-old girl inside screaming for her life.
Schmitz and his friend worked to free the driver, who was miraculously without major injuries. The house, on the other hand, was damaged a great deal.
“It went through a bedroom and a bathroom and a portion of the living room. The house in uninhabitable,” said the Folsom Fire Department’s Tom Sakaris. “We’re going to have the owners go in and grab some valuables and stay at someone’s house this evening.”
Luckily, those owners were out at a family dinner when the car came crashing through their home. No one was inside.
For now, police say they aren’t looking to file any criminal charges against the teen driver. She reportedly showed no signs of having done any drugs or alcohol; she just lost control of the car.
Some accounts at the scene indicate the Mercedes may have accelerated involuntarily in combination with a brake failure.