LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A Missouri teenager was ticketed for slamming his parents' car into a Lee's Summit home. The crash happened Thursday night near Southeast Greystone Drive and Langsford.
Huge pieces of metal siding now cover the huge hole that police say a teen caused after he accidentally rammed the car into a family`s garage.
Immediately after hearing a loud boom, a startled Ethel Long ran outside and couldn’t believe what she saw.
“I thought the building was crashing down. It sounded like the building was actually shaking,” Long recalled.
“His car was so far into the garage you couldn`t even see the tail of it.”
Police say around 7:30 on Thursday night, the 17-year-old boy pulled out his friend`s driveway, hit a mailbox on Greystone avenue, blew through a stop sign and crashed his parents` Chevrolet Monte Carlo right into a family`s garage.
“He may have been stunned. He just sat there like he was in a daze,” Long said.
Long says it is a miracle that the boy, his 17-year-old passenger and a 15-year-old boy, who police say was home alone when the out of control driver crashed through his family`s garage, weren`t hurt.
Now, it’s the massive, costly mess that Long can’t get out of her mind.
“This is a total mess. Most of that stuff is not mine. My neighbors had a washer in their garage and it ended up on top of my car along with everything else that was in their garage,” she said.
Her SUV was also damaged in the crash.
“The whole front fender is gone. The car was hit at such a force. Insurance does their thing, and we see from there,” Long said.
The boy who was home alone and his family are staying at a motel because inspectors say the home isn’t safe to live in. The accused driver was ticketed for two counts of reckless driving.