Family homeless after SUV crashes into house

Family homeless after SUV crashes into house

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

UPDATE:

(LUBBOCK, TX) – Accident Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department are investigating an overnight crash that resulted in a home catching fire.

At approximately 2 a.m. Friday, a 23-year-old male was driving a SUV south in the 200 block of Redbud Avenue. He lost control of the vehicle and hit a curb. The SUV then flipped onto its side and collided with a parked vehicle in a driveway.

The force caused both vehicles to crash into the home. When Lubbock Fire and Rescue arrived on scene, both vehicles were on fire which caused the house to also catch fire.

The family inside the home heard the crash and got out of the home safely when they noticed the fire. As firefighters worked to put out the fire, an officer evacuated nearby neighbors from their homes for safety.

According to LFR one room of the home is heavily damaged from the fire and vehicles. There is also heavy smoke damage throughout the home.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Charges are pending for this investigation.

EARLIER: 

A family in North Lubbock now without a home after a SUV crashed into their house around 2 A.M and started a fire.

Police said the driver was probably speeding and lost control of the vehicle near Redbud Avenue and Parkway Drive. One person was hospitalized but injuries are not serious. The residents of the home are staying with family instead of using Red Cross. 

No Word yet on the identity of the driver or whether alcohol is being considered as a factor. 

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