Car runs into Sherwood home, second time in less than a year

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    • Courtesy: Photographer Chris Ross, THV 11
    • Courtesy: Photographer Chris Ross, THV 11

    SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) --Sherwood police are investigating why a car crashed into a home on Sherwood Avenue Thursday night.

    "I seen headlights come down the street and I was thinking in my head, I don't think he's going to stop," Beckie Saville says. She was right. "The next thing I heard was a loud boom and the house shook," she continues .

    A little after 11:00 Thursday night Beckie Saville and her 19-year-old daughter were getting ready for bed when a car traveling down Wildwood Avenue in Sherwood ran into the side of their home, hitting a room they were not in. This family actually went through the same thing almost a year ago.

    Saville explains, "This was worst. The car was actually in the house last time and this time it went all the way through." Neighbors stop by the home throughout the day--stunned that it has happened yet again.

    "I could hardly believe it, when someone called and told me about it this morning," says Dorothy Carter.
    Carter used to live next door. She recalls a similar instance when someone almost hit her house-and only has advice for drivers. She says, "People need to drive slower."

    With a 30 mile per hour speed limit zone and stop sign feet away from the house that the car hit, Sherwood police say this is not a problem area. What it boils down to is people driving recklessly and not paying attention to the signs.

    Now, a day after a car plummeted into their home, the Saville family says they are on edge. Saville says, "Since it happened twice within one year it kind of makes you think that every time a headlight comes down the street, are they going to run into the house?"

    The maybes and what-ifs cloud their head. While they may not be able to predict the future, one thing this family is sure about is someone was looking out for them. "Thankfully we were up and God was watching over us," Saville says.

    As for the investigation, a 19-year-old male from Little Rock was driving the car. He has been cited for DWI and reckless driving.

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