Car Runs into Home Sending One to Hospital

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

A car crashed into a parked car and a home sending the driver to the hospital and leaving a family in fear.

The crash happened at 5:20 p.m. on Lee Highway in Mount Sidney.

Mary Flick who was at the home that got struck said it was shocking.

"It was scary yes. It sounded like a bomb going off," Mary Flick said."There was a loud explosion and the wall shook and everything. We were scared so bad."

That's what Mary Flick said she heard outside of her daughter's home.

"Right now I'm still shaking. But I'm alright. It's my daughter's home. I'm just babysitting," Flick said.

But when she came outside, she said she saw a man trapped in this car in the ditch.

"It took them a long time to get him out but then they took him somewhere," Flick said.

Virginia State Police said the driver is Jonathan Johnson from Harrrisonburg.

He was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

The trooper said he was unresponsive when they took him out of the car.

"I just hope the person in the car is okay," Flick said.

VSP said Johnson was driving almost 20 miles over the speed limit on route 11 toward Harrisonburg.

He passed a car,then he ran over the right shoulder, hit a pole and a parked car.

Flick owns that car.

"It's got a telephone pole down the middle of it. I mean it's totaled. I'm just thankful we weren't hurt," Flick said.

Flick was in the house with her granddaughter Brooke Heinrich when Johnson ran into the corner of the home and hit the porch.

"I was shocked because this is the first time this happened. I have lived in the house for four years. It has a lot of memories in it and everything. It just scared me," Heinrich said.

She said it was not only the noise that scared her but being in the dark.

Plus the power line was down so I didn't know or if would start a fire or anything," Heinrich said.

That's why Heinrich called for help immediately.

"When I was calling 9-11 I was scared and I had to try to get my cat and dog away from the door and everything,"

Flick said she is glad she was with her granddaughter.

"I'm just thankful I was at the house when it happened," Flick said.

The University of Virginia Medical Center staff said Johnson is on stable conditions.

As of 10:30 p.m., Flick and Heinrich were still without power.

Dominion Power Crews were working to restore power for them and their neighbor.

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