Crash leaves car wedged under Spokane home



Posted on January 13, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 14 at 11:15 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A car crashed into a home at the intersection of N. Ash Street and Cleveland around 7:00 a.m. Monday.

Authorities said two cars were going south on Ash when one of the cars cut off the other. The car in the right hand lane went through a fence, missed one house, jumped the curb and hit the foundation of another house.

Witnesses said the driver who cut off the car was going at least twice the speed limit before the crash.

Officials said the homeowner was home at the time of the crash. No one was injured.

Police said they are not searching for the other driver and they did not get a good description of the car.

Authorities had a structural engineer come and get the car out of the house because it knocked the cement foundation of the home. The car was supporting the house.     

Constance Noon’s bedroom sits on the basement floor just a few feet away from where the car crashed.

“As soon as I walked out of my bedroom and I opened the door, I saw tires coming out of the right at the back of the house,” said Noon.

Noon got her and her son out of the house and called 911.

“I just was trying to gain my composure because I was still pretty frightened and shaken up,” said Noon.

Noon said she saw several people helping the driver who narrowly missed being impaled by a fence post.

The post came from a woman’s fence at the end of the curve near Ash and Cleveland.

Brandon Ward owns the rental property that the car hit. He said large chunks of cement blew through the plumbing.

“Destroyed everything underneath there,” said Ward.

The estimated damage of the home was $20,000.