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Two injured when car strikes house on Indianapolis south side

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Danielle Freeman and her young daughters were not hurt. Danielle Freeman and her young daughters were not hurt.
INDIANAPOLIS -

A car crashed into a home on the Indianapolis south side Wednesday morning while a woman and her two young children were sleeping inside. The crash sent the driver and passenger to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It happened at the corner of Keystone and Dudley across from Southport Middle School. Investigators say the family is lucky they were not injured.

It was a wake up call no one could have expected.

"The whole house shook. That's what woke me up," said Danielle Freeman.

And not everyone woke up. Her children "slept through the whole thing and didn't know what happened."

Just before 4:00 am Wednesday morning, the mother of two felt the house shake, and was shocked to find her living room had become a drive through.

"I went to the kitchen and the kitchen and living room weren't there but a car was sitting there," she said.

Investigators believe the white Cadillac that struck her home was heading west when it hit a stop sign, crossed the intersection and careened right into Freeman's home.

"It looks like it went through a few yards before landing in this yard," said Bonnie Hensley, Indianapolis Fire Department.

Emergency crews had to cut out the driver and passenger who were both taken to Wishard alert and talking.

The family - a mother and her six- and four-year-old daughters - made it out uninjured. Eventually so did the family pup.

"They were very lucky tonight," said Hensley.

"If they had gotten up in the middle of the night they would have been where the car was going through," said Freeman.

Crews shored up the house to prevent a collapse, but it won't be enough for the family to move back in.

"Nobody was hurt, not even the people in the car were seriously hurt," Freeman said.

But they feel lucky they survived, and can even smile about the night they nearly lost everything.

The driver will have a blood draw to see if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. No word yet if they'll face charges.

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