• Driver allegedly rams into home, flees on foot

    By: Kerry Kavanaugh


    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett County police are searching for the people who drove into a family's home, then ran off.

    That car left behind significant damage on Arendel Drive off Cruse Road in Lawrenceville.

    The homeowner told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh the driver was just a teenager.

    "I hear an explosion that sounded like an airplane landed on top of my house," said Carlos Cuadrado.

    Luckily, no one was hurt inside. But the car blasted through the garage door, slammed into his son's car and crushed computers and other furniture stored in the garage.

    It appeared that the car first took out a mailbox. There were deep tire tracks in a neighbor's front yard.

    Cuadrado said once it was over, teenagers got out and took off.

    Neighbor Thelma Matthews saw them, too.

    "I could tell they were schoolchildren because they had book bags," she said

    Matthews said the crash woke the entire neighborhood.

    "Oh, it sounded like the building was coming down, that's what it sounded like," she said.

    Police are still searching for the driver and passengers in the car.

    The neighbors believe they headed toward Cruse Road and disappeared into the woods.

    But they forced Cuadrado to miss a day of work. And now, he's got to repair a big mess.

    "This is a bad day for me," he said.


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