A 16-year-old had to be rescued after a car crashed into his home and landed on top of him while he was sleeping in Aberdeen.
Harford County Fire officials and the Aberdeen Police Department responded to the 900 block of Edmund Street around 11:19 p.m. The car crashed through the split foyer home and landed in the basement area—right on top of the teen, who was asleep on the couch at the time.
Crystal Lynn Sisselberger said her family had just returned from a fireworks show and was getting ready for bed when they heard a loud bang.
"The rest of the kids were upstairs, almost asleep and we just heard a real big bang and I ran downstairs and by the time I got to the middle of the first story steps, I heard him scream for help," said Sisselberger.
It was Sisselberger's son, Tyler, who was calling for help.
Crews from the Aberdeen Fire Department and the Susquehanna Hose Company were able to rescue the Tyler in just over an hour. He was flown to Shock Trauma to be evaluated and only suffered minor injuries. Tyler was released from the hospital Wednesday morning.
"He’s doing good. He only has some burns and scrapes, thank goodness," Sisselberger said.
An investigation revealed that the driver of the car, identified as Sabrina Bond of Edgewood, was traveling on Oxford Avenue. As she approached a stop sign at the intersection of Edmund Street, a black truck went around her and then cut back in front of her. Police said Bond over-corrected steering, accelerated and vaulted over a curb, crashing into the home.
"Drug and alcohol impairment were ruled out, as well as distracted driving as far as text messaging or phone calls. The female was cooperative and let the officer look at her phone and those indicators were not found," said Officer First Class Jason Neidig, assistant public information officer with the Aberdeen Police Department.
According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Bond has received 10 traffic violations since 2008, four of which were for driving without a license. Neidig said the accident reconstructionist will review past driving violations as part of their investigation.
ABC2 tried to reach Bond at her listed residence but there was no answer.
Preliminary investigation also revealed there were no defects to Bond's car.
Despite their findings, Sisselberger said the driver was acting suspiciously.
"The driver climbed out of the window after the car was already into the house and just kept saying, 'sorry,' someone hit her from behind. There wasn’t any damage to the car," said Sisselberger.
Taneika Montague also lives in the neighborhood and was out on her back patio at around 11 p.m. the night of the incident. She claims she spotted Bond speeding in the neighborhood sometime before the crash.
"The person driving the same car right then prior to the accident came down the street right past us and she had to be doing atleast 60," Montague said.
Montague plans to report what she saw to police.