Family left homeless after truck driver crashes into Glendale home

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Veronica Davis and her three kids don't have a place to stay after a pickup truck crashed into their home. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Veronica Davis and her three kids don't have a place to stay after a pickup truck crashed into their home. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Davis was renting the home and didn't have renter's insurance. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Davis was renting the home and didn't have renter's insurance. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
A suspected drunk driver slammed through a brick wall and into the house near 67th and Glendale avenues on Feb. 25. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A suspected drunk driver slammed through a brick wall and into the house near 67th and Glendale avenues on Feb. 25. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
"I heard like a big boom! Like a thunder, like a lightening just hit the house!"Samuel said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) "I heard like a big boom! Like a thunder, like a lightening just hit the house!"Samuel said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Richard Symmonds, 47 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Richard Symmonds, 47 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A family is homeless after a pickup truck crashed into a house in Glendale in late February.

According to police, a drunk driver first crashed into a vehicle, left the scene and then slammed through a brick wall and into the house near 67th and Glendale avenues on Feb. 25.

"It was boom, boom and then just shattered," said Veronica Davis.

She said the kids were bathing when the truck went into the master bedroom, inches from her daughters.

"I was trapped in the living room and my girls were trapped in the master bedroom," Davis said. 

"I was feeling scared," recalls 9-year-old Kyarra Lester. 

Her 12-year old brother, Samuel Davis, describes what he heard.

"I heard like a big boom! Like a thunder, like a lightening just hit the house!" Samuel said.

No one was hurt.

Davis was renting the home and didn't have renters insurance, which would have covered the cost of temporary housing. She said the property management company hasn't told her much, but the house isn't livable. She said she doesn't know when the home will be fixed or if she'll be able to come back.

"It's not my fault, and I'm just being held in limbo, being stuck not knowing where I'm going with my three children," Davis said. "I'm homeless until somebody talks to me."

The property management company said it is working hard with the insurance company to get the home fixed as soon as possible. Once it is fixed, Davis and her children can move back in.

"I've been feeling lost, but relieved that my kids are alive and well," Davis said.

Family members have set up a GoFundMe for Davis.

Police said the pickup truck driver was 47-year-old Richard Symmonds and was arrested on charges of DUI amongst endangerment, possession of narcotic drugs and dangerous drugs. 

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