Sauk Village couple awakens to car in their bedroom
By Stefano Esposito Staff Reporter June 18, 2013 9:57AM
Updated: June 18, 2013 5:21PM
One minute, you’re sound asleep. The next, your bed is littered with shattered brick, wood, glass — and you’re looking up at the underside of a Buick sedan.
That’s how a Sauk Village couple were awakened early Tuesday, when a car slammed into their split-level home, firefighters said.
“Imagine waking up to that,” said Sauk Village Deputy Fire Chief Rich Atwood.
Astonishingly, no one was seriously injured. And the couple’s 3-year-old son, asleep one floor above the crash site, didn’t even stir, Atwood said.
It’s unclear what caused the male driver to strike the home in the 21400 block of Peterson about 1:25 a.m., Atwood said. There’s a 20-mph speed limit on that stretch of Peterson.
“All I can say is, he wasn’t doing 20,” Atwood said.
There’s no indication the 21-year-old driver was drinking and he has not been cited, Sauk Village Deputy Police Chief Tim Holevis said.
“When the car entered the house, the passenger front tire was literally almost over [the couple’s] heads in their bed,” Atwood said.
The male resident suffered only scrapes and scratches, but the woman was taken in an ambulance to a nearby hospital. Her injures were not believed to be life-threatening, Atwood said.
The driver was taken to an area hospital with a leg injury, but his female passenger did not require treatment, Holevis said.