SUV lands on top of house after freakish crash (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)


Serious damage appears to have been done to the home, with one of the front walls and part of the roof caved in. The driver of the vehicle was trapped and their condition is unknown.

An SUV lost control and became airborne on July 16, landing on the roof of a home in St Louis, Mo.

A vehicle came crashing through the roof of a North St. Louis home, and the homeowner and neighbors said it's not the first time a auto has come barreling onto their property.

The very real, very destructive crash occurred in the Walnut Park West neighborhood of St. Louis on Sunday, severely damaging the home of 66-year-old Bruce Redding and seriously injuring the driver. "This is everything that I've worked for all my life, and for someone to run through a stop sign and destroy it".

St. Louis firefighters had to use their high ladder to rescue a man from his SUV after it crashed onto a roof on Sunday.

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"Everybody up and down here has had their yards redone", Redding said.

"I had a vehicle smash, turn my railing off", Jones said. "We put just enough on the roof to make the extrication and get off".

Louis Fire Department's deputy chief of special operations, says he has never encountered anything like this before.

Authorities arrived at the house about 12:40 find the SUV on the roof and the driver trapped in the SUV. 'It was determined that it was viable.

Neighbors explained that if you stood at the intersection of Lillian and Mimika, it wouldn't be long before you would see cars flying by.