A Smyrna family was startled early Wednesday morning when they awoke to a crash that left a Jeep inside their home.
FOX 5 News reports the Jeep went airborne and crashed into the side of the home.
According to an article by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a family of four became trapped inside the home as a result of the crash.
“A driver was traveling in a jeep down Ward Street when the vehicle turned onto Powder Springs Street and went up in to the air,” the FOX article reads. “Police said the SUV went through bushes and then crashed into a house. The jeep went into a stairwell, smashing sheetrock and bursting pipes.
The owner of the home, who didn’t want to be identified, said he felt “fortunate” that he, his wife and two young children were able to get out.
Emergency crews successfully rescued the people, according to the AJC, including the Jeep’s driver, just before 5 a.m. in the 2000 block of Sanford Road.
The jeep crashed into the second level of the home where the four people were sleeping, Channel 2 reported.
It just looks like he misjudged the curb and the clearance … due to the landscaping, it looks like he catapulted into the home,” Smyrna police spokesman Louis Defense told Channel 2 news station.
Authorities are still investigating what caused the Jeep to go airborne into the house.
It’s unclear if the driver had a medical issue or if speed was a factor. The driver was taken to the hospital where he was breathing and conscious, according to the AJC article. Crews removed the Jeep and covered the gaping hole in the house with a tarp.
“The speed is undetermined but it is an act of God no one was hurt,” Smyrna Master Police Officer Louis Defense told FOX 5’s Kaitlyn Pratt.
Witnesses told the news station this wasn’t the first time this happened.
“A drunk driver ran through the stop sign at powder springs and ward, over corrected and impacted our home,” Carolyn McDaniel told Channel 2. The crash knocked McDaniel’s house off its foundation and caused $35,000 in damages.