Woman injured after crashing SUV into Mesa home

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers
By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers
By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers
By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers
By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

MESA - Mesa police are trying to determine how a woman drove her SUV in a house on Broadway Road and Ellsworth Drive.

The driver of the SUV was the only person injured in the accident. She suffered non-life threatening injuries.

“I see this red truck coming right at me, oh my god,” Carmen Smith said.

Smith is still in shock after a red Durango came hurtling towards her as she walked out of her house late Wednesday afternoon.

Mesa police say the driver of the SUV may have accelerated instead of breaking, plowing into a neighbor’s gold sedan, which in turn wound up in Smith's carport and taking down a pillar with it.

Three children were inside the SUV at the time, but were not injured.

“The kids were all crying because they were scared but they weren’t hurt,” Smith said.

The driver however, was hurt, and rushed to the hospital, and despite her appearance at the scene, is expected to survive.

“She was laying on the ground until they picked her up and moved her on the stretcher, but she was still not saying anything,” Smith said.

Firefighters stabilized the home, while Smith swept up the remnants of the crash. Her next door neighbor Jennifer Morrison emptied out her gold sedan, the one that ended up sandwiched in between the home and the red Durango.

Morrison had been outside with her son moments before the pile-up happened.

“I heard noise as I was standing in the kitchen and saw the fence fly around and I came out and saw her on top of my car,” Morrison said.

A car she says she had just gotten today, that's now totaled.