An SUV crashed into a Florida home, killing a couple and their unborn child.
— Sean O’Reilly (@SeanWFTS) April 1, 2015
According to Fox News, the driver of the SUV lost control while on the highway. The vehicle crossed the median, crashed through a fence, and slammed into a storage shed at the Lone Oak Mobile Home Park in Palmetto. A man and woman were inside the shed at the time of the accident and died on impact. Police say that the woman was nine months pregnant and that her unborn baby also died.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 35-year-old Christian Crawford. He was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was being tested for drugs and alcohol, but those results have not been made public.
The SUV that crashed into the Florida home killed Cristian Carlos’ brother, who had been staying in the shed with his pregnant wife. According to ABC 15, Ivan Carlos, 21, and his girlfriend, Brenda Avilez, 18, were sleeping at the time of the crash, which sounded like a huge “explosion.” Ivan and Brenda had only been staying in the shed for about three weeks and were planning on moving out soon.
“I was calling for him. I tried to bring him back to life,” said Carlos.
The accident was the first of its kind in the area. Neighbors said that cars have never even hit the fence, never mind a home inside the park. Palmetto police also say that this accident is like nothing they have ever seen.
“I’ve worked at the Palmetto Police Department for 20 years, and we’ve never had a crash like this,” said Palmetto police Chief Scott Tyler.
The SUV that crashed into the Florida home wasn’t the first accident of its kind in the nation, however. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a school bus crashed into a home in Pennsylvania just last week. Only one person was injured in that accident, the bus driver, but his condition was unknown. The students on the bus were all okay, and no one inside the home was hurt. The students helped each other off the bus.
“I saw some adults out there and I said ‘help us, please!’ Then I saw the latch on the door. I opened it and I got out and then I was encouraging kids, I was like ‘C’mon, you’ve got to get out! C’mon, let’s go!’ It feels good because I know that I helped some people and it was really hard, a hard time, because there was a lot of panic. I never thought I would have to do that, but I just did it,” said one young girl named Isabel.
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