Out-of-control truck slams into Lengthy Island house, narrowly lacking sleeping 13-year-old



WESTBURY, Nassau County (WABC) — An out-of-control truck careened by means of a number of rooms of a home on Lengthy Island early Thursday, crashing by means of a fence earlier than coming to relaxation in a neighbor’s yard.The motive force of the Chevy Silverado misplaced management, barreled off of the Wantagh Parkway and crashed into the house on Cypress Lane in Westbury round 12:50 a.m.”I heard a increase,” house owner Thu Pham stated. “After which we simply turned and get out the room and activate the sunshine. I noticed the entire door was gone.”One of many rooms the car crashed by means of was a youngster’s bed room, during which a 13-year-old boy was asleep.”I went to my son’s room and noticed there was a gap,” Pham stated. “I did not know there is a automobile that went by means of there. I went to see what occurred to my son. He was just one foot away…My son simply wakened, and the entire thing was on prime of him.”The truck continued by means of a fence and got here to a relaxation within the neighbor’s yard.”I used to be actually confused,” stated Jayden Trinh, who lives within the house. “I received up, and I noticed the man who hit our home. He was like, ‘Sorry,’…after which he left.”Miraculously, nobody was damage.”One ft nearer, and my son was gone, you already know?” Pham stated.Gerald P. lives subsequent door.”My son woke us up, and stated, ‘Hey, dad, there is a automobile in our yard,'” he stated.The motive force fled on foot however returned moments later attempting to bust again by means of the fence to get one thing from his truck.Officers arrested 42-year-old Blas Flores-Velasquez strolling round two hours later.He’s charged with driving whereas intoxicated, leaving the scene of an incident: property injury, and working a motorized vehicle by an unlicensed driver.Police say Flores-Velasquez has 4 prior arrests from 1996-1998. He was deported from america in June of 2000 and at present resides in Brentwood as an undocumented particular person.Repairs have been underway after the crash, however it was not instantly clear when the household will likely be allowed again inside.ALSO READ | NYPD officer out of hospital after being shot within the Bronx———-* Extra Lengthy Island information* Ship us a information tip* Obtain the abc7NY app for breaking information alerts * Observe us on YouTube Submit a Information Tip
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