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HARTFORD, Ohio -  A couple in Trumbull county feel lucky to have escaped injury when a car crashed into their house.

Rebecca Smith's home is at the intersection of Bushnell-Campbell Road and Spencer-Clark Road in Hartford. At 2 o'clock in the morning an SUV ran through the stop sign, across her yard and slammed into her bedroom.

Rebecca remembers waking up covered with pieces of plaster and dry wall

Everything got thrown into the bedroom door, everything was thrown that way so I was pretty much trapped in there" Smith said.

Her boyfriend had to dig through the rubble to get her out. Rebecca says this is the third time this has happened in the past five years.

"The first time was in 2009, the second time was about eight months later in 2010" said Smith. 

This time was worse, because before hitting the house, the car also demolished her truck which was parked in front of the house. Rebecca thinks the truck prevented the car from going all the way through the house.

Rebecca thought she was safe after a reinforced guardrail was installed after the last crash in 20-10.

"That guardrail that was in front of the house, was in my house" Smith said.

The driver, 19-year old Taylor Matson of Kinsman, was injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The crash knocked the house off of it's foundation and Rebecca says she's too afraid to live here anymore.

"I don't think I can and this is my only home. I work minimum wage and have no insurance. I just don't know what my next steps are,  I know I can't stay here" said Smith.

 

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