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An out-of-control pickup truck sped into a Long Island, NY, home early Thursday morning and went through a bedroom where a 13-year-old boy was sleeping.
The vehicle, allegedly driven by Blas Flores Velásquez Unlicensed, crashed into the house located on Cypress Lane in Westbury, Nassau Countyshortly before 1 a.m., authorities said.
Apparently drunk undocumented driver fled on foot and was later detained. In the crash he went through several rooms of the house, including the teen’s bedroom, where he ended up inches from his bed, reported ABCNews. He continued through a fence and finally stopped at a neighbor’s yard.
Photos and videos showed the facade of the house in ruins after the accident. Miraculously there were no injuries. After the spectacular accident, Flores Velásquez escaped and finally he was found hiding in a wooded area near Wantagh Parkway, local police said.
The motorist was arrested more than two hours after a police search. It was charged with drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving without a license. Flores Velasquez had four prior arrests since the late 1990s and had been deported from the US in 2020, according to the police. It is unclear if she did indeed leave the country and then return, or if he never left.
“I thought we were being robbed or that something had just exploded”
Jayden Trinh, 13-year-old victim
“I went to my son’s room and saw that there was a hole. I didn’t know a car had passed by,” the boy’s mother, Thu Pham, told the station. “I went to see what happened to my son. He was only a foot away… My son just woke up and everything was on top of him.”
The boy Jayden Trinh told Newsday that he was “really confused” after the accident. “I thought we were being robbed or something had just exploded… Everyone was in a panic. We called the police”. When she realized what had happened, she said, describing the accident as “really unreal”.