Driver hospitalized after slamming into home
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- A driver accidentally lost control of her car and slammed into the bedroom of a South Florida elderly woman's home.
Homeowner Betty Trevisani has been living in her Hollywood home since 1966.
On Thursday afternoon, a driver went from the parking lot of the Hillcrest apartments across the street and into the bedroom of Trevisani's home. "I just heard a loud bang! Someone from Hillcrest had backed up into the bedroom," she said.
The impact sent cinder blocks crumbling and launched a lamp across the room. "It was like a disaster. It looked like a bomb had hit there," said Trevisani.
Trevisani said the driver was a woman. She said she was conscious but needed help, so she called 911. "They took her out in a stretcher. All I heard from her was, 'Help!' that's all, and that's when I called police," said Trevisani.
The 84-year-old woman was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital. According to the victim's daughter, the woman is in serious condition and is suffering from a broken femur.
Trevisani is now waiting for an adjuster to start repairs at her home.
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