A family is lucky to be alive but has to find a new place to live after an SUV slammed into their Hallandale Beach home Tuesday morning.
Broward Sheriff's Office officials said the incident happened at a home in the 200 block of Southwest 11th Street just before 2 a.m.
“(Grandson) said, 'Something hit the house,' and I was like, 'What do you mean something hit the house?' And he said, 'Yes, something hit the house.' So I got out of bed and I come down the hallway and I met my refrigerator in my hallway," Donna Allen said.
The SUV lost control and rolled over, then went through a fence and crashed into Allen's home, going halfway into the kitchen before catching fire.
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“Everybody was outside, screaming, get out the house, get out the house, and then I look and see the car is on fire," Allen said.
Fire rescue crews responded and put out the flames. No one living inside the home was injured, but police said the family had to be relocated because the house was uninhabitable.
“They put out the fire, got the car out of my house and the reality kicked in that we can’t go back in the house," Allen said.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to Aventura Hospital as a trauma alert with a severe leg injury according to Hallandale Beach Police.
Police have not released additional information on the case at this time, but said speed may have played a role in the crash.
“We all got out and we’re all safe and that’s the most important thing because we can always get another place to live," Allen said.