ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - In one side and out the other. A home in Englewood is see-through after deputies say a car drove right through it. The driver told them he had some kind of engine trouble.
The damage to this home on Rosemont drive is estimated at $120,000.
"A big loud bang I mean that's all you heard," says Bruce Barth.
Barth says that loud noise woke him up at four Sunday morning. Once daylight came, he says he couldn't believe what it was.
"It doesn't look like anybody ever touched the brakes or anything there was no marks on the road there was nothing it just went right straight into the house," he adds.
According to the crash report the driver's engine started sputtering. The 19-year-old accelerated to about 60 miles an hour and tried to brake at the intersection across from the home but the brakes failed. The report says the driver wasn't hurt but did get a warning for speeding and a citation for equipment violation.
"It went straight through the master bedroom right into the bed and took it right out of the house and into a tree so it's a good thing nobody was there," Barth adds.
Neighbors tell WINK News the owners are seasonal and live in Philadelphia. They say they bought the home last fall and were last hear over Christmas.