Posted: Dec 26, 2012 5:44 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Dec 26, 2012 6:49 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - John Dupont woke up to bang this morning when a car zooming down Snowgoose at around 2 am crashed through his front yard.
"And when I heard a loud boom and it shook the house, I thought oh my God! He's in the house," said Dupont.
Police say the 23-year-old driver was speeding down Snowgoose when he missed the turn. The driver smashed though a brick wall, then through a brick pillar, and landed in a fence next to their neighbor's garage. But the driver didn't get to the end without hitting Dupont's parent's car first.
"My parent's car was turned completely sideways, 90 degrees, and the whole back end was just taken out," said Dupont.
But after the accident happened, police say the driver and passenger didn't stick around to see what damage they had caused.
"You would think from the damage to the car that there would be some injuries, but they both were walking off," said Dupont.
Police originally thought alcohol was involved. But Dupont says the driver and his mother stopped by to apologize late this afternoon. He told Dupont he was not drinking but just driving too fast, didn't know there was a turn, and lost control. Police are still investigating the crash as a D-W-I case.
Dupont did have one simple message for drivers going down his street.
"Merry Christmas to everyone and please slow down when you're on a residential street," said Dupont.
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