Elderly Driver Sends Parked Car into Home
Rescue workers extricated a 94-year-old driver from his car after he struck a car parked in a driveway on Willopenn Drive with such force, it bounced off of the house before coming to rest approximately 40 feet from where it was originally parked.
Robert Sly said he was standing in the breezeway of his home on Willopenn Drive when he heard a rumbling noise around 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
"I looked out the window from across the room to see what it was, and saw what looked like dust," he said. "Next thing I know, everything in the room was flying past me. It was like something out of the movies."
When the dust settled, Sly went outside. He said could not believe what he saw.
His car, originally parked in the driveway, was now some 40 feet away on the lawn, his house was smashed and a car had crashed head-on into his tree.
Phillyburbs.com reports that the driver, 94-year-old Stanley Stevens, was driving an unregistered car on a suspended license when he lost control, traveled 200 feet across a neighbor's lawn and slammed into Sly's parked car.
They also report that this is Stevens's second accident in just one week; his car was impounded following the previous incident, when he collided with a car on Windsor Avenue and left the scene on April 5.
Neither Sly nor his wife, who was also home at the time of the incident, sustained any injuries.
Stevens was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital. His condition could not be confirmed at the time of this report.