Indiana House Hit by Car ... for 11th Time

House, cars, surroundings have been hit many times before
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2013 1:09 PM CST
Updated Jan 4, 2014 1:10 PM CST

Over the past three decades, 11 vehicles have crashed at the Indianapolis house where Leigh and Tim McCall live. The most recent accident occurred this week, when a Chevy Equinox came through one of the walls and missed Leigh, who was watching the Colts game in her living room with her husband, by less than a foot. "This time I thought she was dead, five inches away from it," Tim McCall tells WTHR. "I had no idea how something didn't hit her." Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt this time, but a previous crash is believed to have killed a man, a fire department spokesperson tells the Star. The problem appears to be a railroad crossing about 150 feet away.

This time around, the driver says she was speeding when she went over the railroad tracks, lost control, overcorrected, and ended up going through the McCalls' dining room (as most of the involved cars have) and into their living room. Previous crashes have involved similar circumstances, according to a local member of the Indiana General Assembly, who suspects the drivers involved may have been attempting to beat the train. Tim McCall concurs, and adds, "They go airborne over the tracks because of the hill." Leigh's mom lives on the other side of the couple's duplex; she and the McCalls have been lobbying for a stop sign near the tracks. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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