Neighbors Voice Concerns About Friday Night Crash

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

A man is still in the hospital on Sunday after losing control of his car and hitting a house.

Alice Humes who lives at the home didn't sustain any injuries.

"It was very scary, very scary," Humes said.

The car missed her just by a few feet when she was asleep.

"I couldn't figure out what it was. I thought something had fallen off the wall," Humes said.

Harrisonburg Police said a 20-year-old man was driving on west market street toward downtown Harrisonburg.

According to Police, he went across the median, hitting two street signs.

He then went back into the street where he went off the road again, hitting a parked car before ending in Humes' front yard.

"There the man was, he had come flying down the street and wrecked hit my house," Humes said.

However, she said the damages were the least of her worries.
"I was more concerned with him because I know he was in the car and he couldn't get out. That really upset me," Humes said.

Rozine Secrist lives right next door.
She didn't hear the accident, just the aftermath.
She said there were car tracks and tires on her yard.

"There was a sign post laying in our yard and there is debris from the car in our stoop," Secrist said.

She said this is not the first time she has seen crashes in this area.

"There have been a number of accidents here on 33. People like to go fast out here," she said.

According to Secrist, this is the worst crash by far she has seen in her 45 years in the neighborhood.

"I have seen some but nothing this horrific. I think this is the worst thing I've seen here," Secrist said.

For Humes it could have been worse.

"It could've taken my life, that car, that car could've come through my bedroom," Humes said.

She said the family of the driver came to apologize Sunday morning.

She said his family said the driver is still recovering.

Police did not release the name of driver.

At this point, they don't know the cause of the crash.

Charges against the driver are still pending.

This case remains under investigation.

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