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Family Pieces Together Broken Home After A Car Barrels Through

 LAWTON, Okla._

A Lawton man said he and his wife are still shaken after a car came barreling through their home early Sunday morning. 

Police were called to the home at Northwest 17th and Columbia just before 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, after the homeowners said it sounded like a bomb went off.

The hole in the house has been boarded up but it can't hide the damage that was done inside the home or to the terrified home owners. The homeowners said they were asleep at the time of the accident and are thankful they were in another room when they got a wake up call they never expected.

A piece of plywood now patches a gaping hole the size of a car after one in fact came crashing through.

"She kind of heard what she thought was an explosion, she said go outside, that's a bomb," said Kevin Pettigrew.

Bits of wood fencing, metal and other debris now litter the yard and roof.    

From the looks of it, you'd think a tornado had just blown through, homeowner Kevin said if one had he can't imagine the damage being much worse. 

"It seems like some of the other walls that might have been shook when the car hit the house have moved and the doors don't close the way they should close," said Pettigrew.

Pettigrew said he and his wife were asleep in their back bedroom, when she jolted him to wake up.

When he did he said he opened his eyes to a nightmare. 

"There was most of a car in our second bedroom and some people outside and a fair amount of debris," said Pettigrew.

He said it was dark outside and it took him a second to register what had just happened. He said when it did, it became clear the condition of his home was no longer a priority and that someone needed help. 

"She was very loud, just trying to get help and someone to get someone to help the guy that was in the car," said Pettigrew.

Pettigrew said he's not sure if the driver was pinned underneath the car or trapped inside...but not too long after an ambulance showed up and took the driver away.

He said left behind, was the car's emblem he now plans to keep, a reminder of just how lucky he is. 

"Someone asked me what we're doing and I said 'We're remodeling' clearly we're going to have a walk out patio that's what we want. I also told another driver I finally killed that fly that had been bothering me, it just took more than I thought."

Pettigrew said he will meet with the insurance company to find out just how serious the damage is and figure out when they'll be able to move back in. 

 

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