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Home Owner Responds to Scene After Car Crashes Into His Home

Home Owner Joseph Hudson Home Owner Joseph Hudson

Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: RJ Burnette

Danville, VA - It was a crazy scene in Danville Tuesday morning after a car crashes into a house sending three people to the hospital.

Zachary Norton, 26, has been charged in connection with driving under the influence of drugs.

Officials say they got to the 700 block of Hughes Street just before 9 a.m. They say none of the injuries were life threatening, but it certainly was a scary scene for all of the people involved.

It started out as an ordinary Tuesday morning for Joseph Hudson, the home owner.

"I was walking down the basement steps," he said.

Until a 1996 Isuzu tore through his basement wall crashing just feet away from where he was standing.

"I didn't look! I went out the doors, I got out the house. I didn't look to see what the car was, what it was, I just got out the house," said Hudson.

HUdson says the sound of the impact shocked him. It shook up neighbors as well.

"It was a loud, tire sliding and just a loud boom noise," said Stanley Spencer, a neighbor.

Police say the driver Norton ran a stop sign at Wooding Avenue and Hughes Street. They say he then hit a car occupied by a 77-year-old woman and an 81-year-old woman.

Neighbors say running stop signs commonly occurs at that intersection.

"My house has been hit before too. I really feel like the city should put stop signs in a 4 way intersection stop for all traffic," said Spencer.

"It's a dangerous intersection. People come down that hill coming 60, 65 miles per hour. People come here 40," said Hudson.

The two elderly women were taken to Danville Regional Medical Center along with the 46-year-old passenger of the Isuzu.

Hudson says he has insurance for the damage, he just never thought that he would make this claim.

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