WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Two women are lucky to be alive after a car plowed through their house Tuesday afternoon.
It happened about 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at 1950 W Homestead Farms. Police believe 48-year-old Habiba Kadic suffered some sort of medical condition that caused her to lose control of her car and drive through Betty Bennett’s house. It’s a horrible disaster but nothing short of a miracle because the women inside the house managed to walk out without a scratch.
“I don't ... I don't know how I wasn't hit,” said Rendee Willard who was just about to leave after a visit with her grandmother. She walked to the front door to grab her purse and keys and that’s when the car came crashing through the wall. Willard says it missed her by just four or five feet.
“She looked pretty bad. I mean she was in shock when we opened the door. She didn't know where she was at. She couldn't respond or anything,” said and eye witness.
The car came through the guest bedroom, several closets, a bathroom and into the living room. It was nearly all the way inside the house.
“I felt one of the two by fours brush my leg. It was devastating. My grandma was in her recliner and she had glass all over her,” said Willard.
Jerry Reynolds rushed to the scene after he heard what had happened to his mother, Bennett, and his daughter, Willard.
“It's pretty scary … pretty scary. It could have definitely been a lot worse,” said Reynolds.
“It literally blew my hair! It blew like my … it just ... and she was just sitting there in shock,” said Willard as she was remembering what happened.
Not long after the car was removed family, friends and neighbors were helping to box Bennett’s possessions. A company came out and boarded up the hole in the house to keep what’s left out of the elements. There’s still a long way to go but nothing was lost that can’t be repaired or replaced. But, a very scary day nonetheless.
“It's just devastation. It was terrifying. We were in shock. We didn't know what to do,” said Willard.