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Car slams into Raleigh house

Posted April 29, 2009 1:09 p.m. EDT
Updated April 29, 2009 1:14 p.m. EDT

— 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.