LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – A Lauderhill home is boarded up and being checked by inspectors after a car slammed into it Wednesday night – injuring three people.
Now, authorities are searching for the driver who did it.
The home has been labeled as uninhabitable.
Lauderhill Fire Rescue say the crash happened before midnight on Wednesday at NW 33rd Avenue and 16th Street.
Lauderhill Fire Rescue said the car barreled into a bedroom while the homeowners and their 14-year-old daughter were sleeping.
“I heard a boom, came outside, saw a cloud of smoke, saw my neighbors in a frantic panic,” said neighbor Terrance Gaines. “They were hurt really bad. My neighbor, he looked confused. His skull was bleeding…his wife, she had lacerations over her body.”
The car ended up 20 feet inside the house and pushed the adult’s through the living room. All three people inside the home suffered minor injuries – including their daughter hit by falling debris. All three were taken to the hospital for evaluation.
“The vehicle went through the bedroom and then out the bedroom into the family room and into the back bathroom, so it pushed them through the house and fortunately for them they only suffered minor injuries,” said Jeff Levy with Lauderhill Fire Rescue. “They are lucky to be alive. It could have been a lot worse.”
Lauderhill police say the driver of the car did not stick around to help and was seen running from the scene after the crash. They have yet to locate that person but investigators were running the tag information, at last check.