An out-of-control black Cadillac careened into a garage that had been converted into a bedroom early Thursday, sending debris raining down upon an infant’s bassinet and a slumping 3-year-old and his mother, authorities said.
East Palo Alto police said they got a call about 5:15 a.m. reporting a crash on Cooley Ave.
“We got a call of a vehicle accident, possibly involving injuries or a hit and run,” an officer told KTVU. “So we get into the area and when we arrive we find a vehicle into a house. Thankfully no one was injured.
Sarahtina Gutierrez was sleeping in the converted garage with her two children when suddenly there was a crash and headlights.
“We were sleeping and the car went right into where the bassinet is at,” she said. “The bassinet was pushed on me…It was just really scary. We were woken up with the big headlights right in our faces.”
Gutierrez said she and her children may be been saved from injury by a heavy bookcase that slowed the car as it crashed through the wall.
Her brother had to break down the door to the garage to rescue Gutierrez and her two children.
“I was yelling because I could smell gas and we had to get out of there before anything else happened,” she told KTVU.
Authorities said witnessed have told them four people were in the car and fled into the neighborhood after the crash. A search failed to find any sign of the suspects.
Investigators were tracking down the car’s owner and trying to piece together how the accident happened.
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