• Car crashes through Arnold home; Woman calls dad while pinned underneath car


    ARNOLD, Pa. - A car crashed through an Arnold home Tuesday morning.

    The crash happened at a home near the intersection of Leishman and Murray avenues.

    Sherry Ashbaugh, who lives in the home, was rushed to the hospital after the car landed on top of her.  Her dad, Jack Simak, said she called him at work while pinned underneath the car.

    “I was sort of dumbfounded.  Like ‘What do you mean underneath the car?’” said Simak.

    The car came out of nowhere and slammed through her front door.

    Ashbaugh eventually was able to crawl out from underneath the car.

    "It doesn't even look like anyone could have made it through that if they were in the living room,” said neighbor Heath Ledonne.

    “There was dust everywhere, and she was screaming,” said neighbor Alicia Phillips.

    Neighbors said this is not the first time a car has hit a home on that street. In fact, one neighbor recently installed a surveillance system because crashes have happened repeatedly.

    Surveillance cameras from next door picked up the car driving down Murray Avenue.  The crash happened off camera.

    At a city council meeting on Tuesday night, residents raised concerns about the road.

    “We’ve talked about this before.  What is it going to take?  For someone to die?” said a resident.

    The woman's children were across the street at their aunt's home at the time of the accident.

    The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries, police said.

    Investigators are looking into what caused the accident.

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