Two San Jose children asleep in their bedrooms narrowly escaped injury early Wednesday when an out-of-control truck careened into the wall of their family’s apartment, authorities said.
San Jose police said the driver of a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic, slammed through a fence and into a residential building located at 710 N. 23rd St., near E. Taylor Street, at 3:37 a.m.
The truck crashed into the wall of Jmel Robbins’ apartment where his children’s bedrooms are located.
Robbins told KTVU that his 8-year-old son was sleeping in one room while his 2-year-old daughter was asleep with her mother in another.
“I was sleeping when I heard a boom,” he said. “I didn’t know what it was…I looked (into his daughter’s room) I saw a crack (in the wall) but I didn’t see my baby. Then I saw her looking up at me from the ground. ..She just started crying.”
Although thrown into a dresser and bruised, his daughter was not seriously injured. Her mother, however, suffered cuts from broken glass from a nearby window.
Fortunately, his son also escaped injury.
The driver was taken into custody by San Jose police officers on suspicion of driving under the influence.