Woman trapped, driver hurt after car slams into home in Wilmington, Delaware

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Firefighters had to rescue a woman after a vehicle crashed straight into her house in Wilmington, Delaware. (WPVI)

Firefighters had to rescue a woman after a vehicle crashed straight into her house in Wilmington, Delaware.

It happened at 7:40 a.m. Friday at a home in the unit block of Colfax Court.

Paramedics pulled the trapped 73-year-old victim out of her home. Crews also treated the 60-year-old driver for injuries.

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Neighbors are in disbelief.

Gail Duvernay lives nearby, and she tells us, "I heard the helicopters, the two helicopters and I said, oh it's crime going on somewhere. It wasn't a crime - it was an accident."

Police are not sure how the driver lost control but she damaged a garage a few houses down first, and then ended up driving into the side of the home.

Neighbor Jay Ward says, "I understand she climb over the car and made it all the way over here and collapsed."

The woman inside the home was having breakfast when her morning was shockingly interrupted by the unexpected.

Duvernay explains, "She was in her kitchen, and I don't know how the heck she made it out of there. She definitely had a guardian angel."

The victim became trapped under the car for over twenty minutes before crews were able to free her.

Police are still trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together to figure out how it all happened.

New Castle County Police Officer Thomas Jackson says, "More serious injures for the resident, and minor injuries to the driver. Both were transported to Christiana Hospital for treatment, and the investigation is still ongoing at this time."

Despite the frightening scene, police say neither victim had life threatening injuries.

the driver has been charged with reckless driving, but it remains unclear what made her lose control.
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