MIAMI SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – A woman was injured when a driver crashed into a home in Miami Springs.READ MORE: Florida Hospital Administrators Ask Lawmakers For Help Amid Staffing Crisis
The driver lost control, according to police, went across the yard and into the garage of a home on Huntington Lodge Drive. He then slammed into an interior wall and took out a staircase.
A woman, who was on the second floor of the home, heard the crash. When she went to see what had happened, she didn’t realize the stairway was no longer there and fell in the dark.
“I heard a big noise. I came outside later on and I saw a lot of police cars and fire rescue,” said neighbor Lazaro Bango.
“It sounded like a large boom, it sounded like an explosion,” said another neighbor Rolando Ortega.READ MORE: Florida City Police Officers Arrest Driver Wanted In Fatal Hit-&-Run Of Mini Scooter Rider
When he went outside to see what had happened, Ortega spoke with the driver.
“He was sitting down, he looked calm. Basically, I asked him what happened and he said lost control of the vehicle,” he said.
Bango said she’s now worried that another accident like this will happen on busy Huntington Lodge Drive.
“It happened to me a few years ago. Two young guys came, they lost control around 12 a.m. in the evening and crashed my car. It’s not supposed to be busy but everybody speeds, I don’t know why, this is a residential area and they are not supposed to be speeding but they do it all the time,” she said.MORE NEWS: Harvest Moon Right Before Fall Season Starts, Are King Tides Possible?
The woman who fell was taken to the hospital, her injuries were described as not serious. The driver was cited in the crash.