HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — Julianne McCarron and boyfriend Chris Lepe visited their home in Huntington Beach on Tuesday after a BMW SUV crashed into their bedroom, narrowly missing McCarron and her 10-month-old baby Jack.
“I put him on the changing table, changed his diaper and then all of a sudden I heard this huge noise. I thought an earthquake was going to happen,” McCarron said.
McCarron says the car was a meter away from them.
Luckily no one was hurt and their 5 year old daughter was at school.
Lepe, who was in the kitchen, jumped into action when he saw a car at their house. He rushed to the woman behind the wheel.
“There’s someone who stopped and said he used to be a paramedic and he came and started helping. We didn’t move them. Cops and firefighters got here pretty quick. I would say within five minutes,” said Lepe.
MCarron and Lepe say they were told the driver may have had a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital.
Her home is marked in yellow and the nightmare had only just begun after the car accident.
McCarron lived in the house with Lepe, their two children, and Lepe’s parents. They are all displaced now, living with loved ones and living out of suitcases.
“They had to shut down all of our utilities. Our water, our electricity, our gas, because we are at risk of flooding and fire, so now we can go in during the day to pack our things, but our house is not habitable, and we rent, so our landlord said it’s about will take a year to complete the repairs,” McCarron said.
A GoFundMe page was created to help the family get back on their feet. Click here to donate.
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