SALT LAKE CITY - (ABC 4) - You can only imagine what a mother would feel when a car came crashing into her house, right where her son slept.
On Thursday evening, Maritza Ravda was upstairs cooking when she heard a powerful explosion. A Dodge Neon came fast, plowing into her basement.
"I was thinking of Danny," said Maritza Ravda.
"So the car landed here, and Danny's bed is here?" asked Lauren Johnson.
She thought her son was under the car.
"Help me, help me, somebody help me, I want to take the car off because I want to find Danny," explained Maritza.
Relief came when she realized he was at his friends next door. He had left just minutes before the crash. Her other son, 16-year-old Francisco was home, asleep in the basement.
"I heard a loud explosion and I woke up coughing and I heard my mom outside screaming my name. I came out, and she just grabbed me and started hugging me," said Francisco.
"He said mom I'm here, help me, help me," said Maritza.
Now the family is picking up the pieces and wondering if they'll have a home for the holidays.
I don't think we'll have a Christmas ... Not in this house," said Maritza.
They wonder about the driver, and why he was going so fast.
"Asked the police if they charged something to these kids," said Maritza.
Police say the 18-year-old driver was going 50 miles per hour in the residential area, when he hit the home. There were three teen passengers, one who ran away.
"We saw a guy with a bloody face and he said he had crashed and was sorry," said Francisco.
The driver was sited for reckless driving and violation of the Learners Permit Ordinance. An investigation is underway.
The car came inches from these gas lines. An inspector is coming today, to make sure the house is safe.