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Car slams into Raleigh house

Posted April 29, 2009

— A Raleigh woman was dealing Wednesday with a hit-and-run – at her house.

Mae Smith said a car slammed into her house at 437 Solar Drive, off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, shortly after she had left for work. A neighbor called her to tell her of the damage to her brick house.

The car, which the neighbor described as a brown Monte Carlo, crashed through the wall of her bedroom, Smith said.

"My first thought ... is just imagine how fast they must have been driving. Thank God there was nobody in the yard or nobody here or I was at home," she said.

The car sped off after the incident, and police were searching Wednesday for the vehicle and the driver. The neighbor said the car didn't have a license plate.


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  • Adelinthe Apr 29, 2009

    Thank God no one in the house was hurt.

    Praying they find the perp though, shouldn't be too hard. There must be a lot of damage, and brown Monte Carlos aren't that plentiful on the streets of Raleigh.

    God bless.


  • colliedave Apr 29, 2009

    So, the car took over from its hapless driver, drove into a house. and then speed away from the scene leaving its owner trapped in the car? Are you sure it wasn't an SUV? Usually the media reports it as the vehicle of intrest in such a story.

  • lynyrdskynyrd016 Apr 29, 2009

    A ford wouldnt be fast enough to damage a house

  • HappyGirl08 Apr 29, 2009

    I can't believe it still ran after that. Hope they catch the person.

  • clintoflannagan Apr 29, 2009

    Who says GM doesn't build durable cars?

  • time4real Apr 29, 2009

    just another driver whose license should be yanked. for good!

  • TeresaBee Apr 29, 2009

    Someones Garmin went wrong?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 29, 2009

    No license plate or those bogus "dealer" paper plates with just a logo...my pet peeve. Why are REAL license plates not required when you buy a car? It just leads to stories like this where a missing plate is not that big of a deal...people think "oh, it probaby was paper and just fell off." Get rid of the logo dealer plates and you can nail every missing plate person.

  • momeeee Apr 29, 2009

    Might have some front end damage...

  • that was easy Apr 29, 2009


    All of the above?