Car Slams "Full Speed" Into Huntington Home

By Scott Sarvay
By John Davis

July 1, 2011 Updated Jul 1, 2011 at 11:35 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A Roanoke woman remains in the intensive care unit after the car she was riding in, careened into a home in Huntington.

Police say 52-year-old Virginia Moser was the passenger in the car that crashed at full speed into a home in the 500-block of Wilkerson Street Thursday afternoon.

58-year-old Terry Moser has been upgraded to serious condition.

Both of them were airlifted to Fort Wayne Hospitals with internal injuries and broken bones.

Rose Sloan and her two-year-old son Dennis were on the porch at the time, but were treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.

Police think Moser may have had a medical issue because witnesses say they heard the car speed up, right before slamming into the house.

Neighbor John McMaster says, “He was actually speeding up when he hit the house. He was speeding up from my house to that house.

Reporter: And How far is that? Halfway down that block."

Huntington Police Chief Tom Emely says, “We had several accidents over the years that's happened here, people basically the same thing, missed the curve but this one here is a little different. Right now, we don't see any indication of anybody trying to slow down.”

Crews are taking their time, pulling the car out of the house due to major concerns about the house collapsing. Construction experts were called to the scene to work with police, to make sure that doesn't happen.




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