Suspected drunk driver crashes into metro home

Posted on: 7:46 pm, January 1, 2013, by

OKLAHOMA CITY –Some people say it sounded like an earthquake.

Marco Yanes said, “It was a loud noise. I came to see what happened and my parents were in shock, screaming.”

It turns out that an SUV plowed into his southeast Oklahoma City home, just after 7:30 a.m. New Year’s morning.

His parents were trapped under a mountain of debris. 

The bed they were sleeping in was crushed! 

It took EMSA medics several painstaking minutes just to rescue the couple.

Chris McElroy, EMSA medic, said, “With the amount of debris in the room, with furniture all piled up against the door, we had to climb in and remove the door to get them.”

The residents were taken to a local hospital in good condition, as was the female driver of the SUV. 

She told police the accelerator stuck but witnesses claim the driver reeked of alcohol.

As police investigate the cause, crews are beginning to remove debris and repair a giant hole in the bedroom wall.  

 Mike Mitchell, with Blackmon Mooring, said, “Wall framing, sheet rock, brickwork on the outside and carpet inside. We’ll get it taken care of pretty quick.

As bad as it looks, Marco knows it could have been much worse. 

He is grateful his parents are around to celebrate a new year.

He said, “All these material things can be fixed. We’re glad my parents are safe, nothing happened to them.”