Pickup truck slams into apartment, narrowly missing family inside

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. —

Some Smyrna residents are concerned for their safety after a driver lost control and slammed into their apartment building.

Police said a driver lost control and slammed into a truck before sailing right into a wall of the apartment, inches from a family's sofa.

"I was devastated. I didn't really know what to think other than, 'Oh my God, I hope they're OK,'" said resident Sherry Mitchell.

Neighbors couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the damage an out-of-control driver left outside the Mitchell Park apartment building early Sunday morning.

The driver hit two vehicles before slamming through a family's living room.

Marselo Ornelas happened to be outside when it happened and saw it all.

"We called the police and the guy tried to leave and we said, 'Hey, you're not going anywhere,'" Ornelas said.

Ornelas told Channel 2's Ashley Swann the man appeared intoxicated. Smyrna police confirmed the incident, but didn't have details on the driver, who residents said police took into custody.

Ornelas, who knows the family who lives inside the damaged apartment, said he immediately feared for the family's safety.

"He hit the sofa really hard," Ornelas said. "The best thing is no one is hurt."

Other residents, like Sherry Mitchell, fear someone could still get hurt due to the damage. She is upset that as of Sunday afternoon, apartment managers still hadn't done anything to shore up the unit or the building as a whole.

"I do not feel safe here. Not at all," Mitchell said. "Home Depot opens at 9 o'clock, at least do something about this."

Apartment managers didn't return our calls, but a man eventually showed up to cover the wall.