Speeding SUV Launches onto Roof in St. Louis

Cheryl Sanders
July 17, 2017

Dramatic images have emerged of a auto stationed on the roof of a house after its driver lost control of the vehicle and was propelled into the air. The house next door also sustained some damage as a result of this crash.

"I can see straight through my house", said Redding, 66, who had recently paid off the home.

Police arrived to the home around 12:40 p.m. Sunday and discovered the SUV, what appears to be an Envoy, on the roof, with the driver still inside.

According to the St Louis Fire Department, the sole occupant of the vehicle is recovering in hospital, where their condition is described as "critical".

Dramatic footage from the scene shows the vehicle nose down in the roof of the building while firefighters work to secure the area. Redding and his neighbors said it's not uncommon for drivers to ignore the stop signs.

"The good thing is, I'm alive", he said.

Firefighters say the driver is alert and talking but in critical condition.

"I'll just gather my thoughts", Redding said. "It was determined that it was viable".

Locals hope that that the city adds speed bumps to slow the flow of traffic or see the intersection of close-by Lillian and Mimika become a one-way street, to prevent further crashes, reported KSDK. It's unclear how the vehicle got on the roof.

Redding, meanwhile, was left with a home that may never be habitable again.

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