Woman thankful to be alive after car slams into her Detroit home

Posted at 3:09 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 15:26:50-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A woman says she is thankful to be alive after a vehicle slammed into her Detroit home early Friday morning.

Police say the driver was arrested, but two women inside the car at the time ran off after the collision. The accident happened around 3:45 a.m. on Promenade and East Outer Drive.

According to homeowner Ellen Tate, she usually sleeps on her living room couch, but something told her to sleep in her bedroom this night. When she heard a loud boom, she went to check it out and saw a car in her living room.

“I said 'Oh my gosh it’s a car in my house, there’s a car literally in my living room.' I just instantly got scared. I just started shaking, I was so scared. I was terrified I was scared," Tate said.

Not knowing who the culprit was, Ellen decided to hide and called police and her landlord.

"I heard some people outside talking, arguing, talking about 'Come on' and one girl was like 'No, I want my keys.'"

Police say the driver was intoxicated, and they are still searching for the two female passengers.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Detroit Police.