04-24-05
Car vs. House & Vehicle
Buffalo Shoals Rd @ Back Creek Rd

The call came in as vehicle into a house with no injuries.  The first units on the scene reported that a male subject had run and was possibly intoxicated.  Officers from Iredell County Sheriff's Dept arrived with their K-9 unit, and proceeded to track the suspect and located him a short way from the scene.  He was placed under arrest.  The suspects vehicle left the road in a curve, hit a ditch, crossed another road taking out the street sign, and then into the victim's house.  The victim had just laid down on the sofa against the wall to the carport.  Upon the vehicle hitting her house, it knocked her across the room, moving the house about 6 inches and bursting water pipes inside the house.  Doors and walls were cracked inside the house.  Units from Iredell County EMS, Troutman Fire & Rescue, Iredell County Sheriff Dept, and NC State Highway Patrol were on scene.

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Coming into house from the roadway.

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Car up under the victim's car.

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Rear wheel was ripped off the victim's car.

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Front of the victims vehicle, wall showing slight bend near the doorway.

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Closer look at where the wheel was broken off its mount.

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Windshield of the suspects car shows impact.  

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Troopers investigating look into the vehicle for clues to who the driver was.

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Troopers and ambulance lights light up the area for eerie flash effect. 

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Corner of the house shows how it was pushed backwards.

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Back of the house shows the distance the house was pushed off foundation. 

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Multiple wreckers were called in to untangle the cars with one lifting and the other pulling.

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Once the hookup was made, the extrication of the suspects vehicle begins.

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Looking down on the front of the Pontiac shows how much impact there was.

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Pulled free of the carport, the vehicle shows the extensive damage.

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The victim's Mazda is left in the carport for insurance adjusters to come look at.

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