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SUV Crashes Into House's Roof

Police believe front lawn acted like a ramp
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2011 12:43 PM CDT

(Newser) – Michelle Brown and her daughter were watching TV when they heard the crash. Her son ran in and delivered the news: “He said, ‘Momma, there’s a truck in the ceiling!’” Brown recalls. And indeed there was. An SUV crashed into the attic of Brown’s Kansas City home last night, KMBC reports. When police arrived, there were three people still inside the SUV, who were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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“I don’t know how they got up there, but they’re up there!” Brown says. Police are guessing that the vehicle must have been going so fast that when it veered off the road Brown’s front lawn acted like a ramp, sending the car hurtling through the air. The house was badly damaged, so the Red Cross is helping the family find temporary shelter. Click here for KMBC’s video. (Read more Kansas City stories.)

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