Car Crashes Into Child's Bedroom at Tamarac Home

Surveillance footage showed the truck barreling down the road before impact 

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A truck crashed into a Tamarac home, leaving a gaping hole in the side of the house Wednesday evening.

The homeowners said the truck crashed into a child’s bedroom around 6 p.m., in the 2300 block of Northwest 55th Street.

Video from the scene showed a giant hole, with the wreckage scattered all over the bedroom.

A neighbor, who asked only to be identified as Doug, shared surveillance video with NBC 6 showing the truck barreling down the road before impact. 

Broward Sheriff's Office officials said the Ford F-150 was going down the road when the driver somehow lost control and crashed into the house.

Arisleida Tauverasa said the truck crashed into her home where her mother was inside. Thankfully, she said no one in the family was hurt. 

“[My mom] thought it was a plane falling or a bomb going off,” she said. "I thank God nothing happened to my son and mother. Material things can be replaced.”

Neighbor Sarah Parant told NBC 6 she ran outside after hearing a loud crash and called for help. She said the driver was taken to the hospital. 

“I was just in my room and then we heard a really loud squealing noise and a loud bang,” she said. “... [The driver] had a cut on his head. It was small, but it was pretty deep.” 

The crash was terrifying for neighbors, who say children frequently play on their streets in the evenings.

The family said they’re able to stay in the home but are now focusing on cleanup and repairs. 

Officials said the man who was driving the truck was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, officials said.

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