Lexington, SC (WLTX) - A Lexington County family says their home is beyond repair after a suspected drunk driver ran a car into their house last Monday. It happened off of sycamore tree road in Lexington.
"We just felt and heard the biggest boom you'd ever seen," says Roger Phillips. "It moved the house six inches to the right."
Roger and his wife Gwendolyn Phillips say they were sitting in their home with their three children, when a car came through their home.
"I ran in to check on her and then I ran in to check on the kids," says Roger Phillips. "Then I ran outside to see what it was and who it was."
When they got outside they saw an SUV, with the driver pinned in the car.
"We realized she was ok and that this also was something that could've been avoided, because it was due to DUI." says Gwendolyn Phillips. "At that point I was angry, because it was something that didn't have to happen."
They believe that the driver of the car came around the curve in front of their house at a high speed, drover onto their property, hitting their well outside and then their home.
The collision report explains that the driver of the car was uninsured and didn't have a license at the time of the accident and because of high cost, the Phillips say they don't have homeowners insurance. So, the burden of the repair is on them.
"We have to have some way to have our own home again and in my opinion she should be the one to pay for it. This was not an accident,there was no medical emergency, it was complete carelessness."
A GoFundMe has been created to help them with expenses. They say their house is beyond repair, but they are thankful that their children, who are ages 5, 9 and 11, were playing on the opposite side of the home.
"Nobody that was at that end, unless God was holding them, would've made it," says Gwendolyn. "How she made it, I don't know."
The family is now living with relatives until they can get back on their feet.
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