Car crashes into Midtown Tulsa home, just inches from sleeping toddler and baby

Posted at 2:13 PM, Dec 05, 2017

TULSA, Okla. -- Annbel Parades is staying at her mother-in-law's house, which means she was sleeping on the couch with her two year old next to her, and the almost one-year-old baby in the crib nearby Monday night.

Parades was shocked when the car crashed through the wall, just inches from her children.

"It felt like the house moved. The house... it felt like it shook and it moved farther that way," she said.

From there the family checked on the kids, relieved to find them unharmed.

"My mother-in-law, she came over here. She couldn't even get through, she had to move some of the furniture over to get through and make sure we were okay. And then we had to call 9-1-1 to get some help," Parades said.

Tulsa Police said the driver was cited for exiting the highway at an unsafe speed. Officers tell 2 Works for You these cases are not common.

"He lost control of his vehicle. He wasn't able to brake. He just went into the house. He was coming off the highway and he just lost control of his vehicle," Parades said.

Police said these are the citations given when an officer is not present, similar to the charges given after an accident. Damage to the house includes a hole through the outside of the building, crushed cabinets, and cracks in the walls and ceiling. The family is just happy their loved ones are safe.

"I was thankful for God being here and protecting my kids and my family," Parades said.

Right now the property owner is working with her insurance company to get damage cleaned up as quickly as possible.

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