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Vehicle hits house in Durham

Posted August 8, 2010
Updated August 9, 2010

— A vehicle ran off the road and into a house at 209 Guthrie Ave. in Durham around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The vehicle struck the front porch and then partially went into the front of the house.

LaKendra Rumley was not home when the vehicle hit her house. She saw the damage Sunday, however, and said there was little she could salvage.

Rumley also said she wasn't sure if anything was taken out of the house after it was struck by the vehicle.

“We’re actually going through the house and getting things out. So as I continue to pack things up, I’ll know if something is missing or not,” she said.

Police said the driver, whose name was not released, faces charges of careless and reckless driving and failure to reduce speed.

He was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


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  • kendrarumley Aug 17, 2010

    To Valkyrie: There was nothing preconceived about the statement, the question asked was editied from what you actually saw and heard. Maybe this is how ya'll get down here in Durham, but from the DMV, we don't. And yes the house was looted. But consider this, if you went away to a family members funeral to come home to NO house, how would you feel? I didn't need to consider if anyone was hurt because we were all gone. I appreciate everyones love, concern and help. It's refreshing to know people are still good at heart. But Valkyrie please consider your words carefully, this experience has taught me that ANYTHING can happen, I'm just thankful God keeps me and mine!!!! Besos! Mrs. Rumley.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 9, 2010

    Nothing BUT the finest drivers on the east coast here. Take his license away and get him a bike.

  • Valkyrie Aug 9, 2010

    "Rumley also said she wasn't sure if anything was taken out of the house after it was struck by the vehicle."

    Why in the world would you come up with this right away? Seems preconceived to me.