Car Crashes Through Whittier Home, Pinning Child Who Was Asleep in Bed

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Authorities were searching for a driver Thursday who crashed into a home in Whittier and left a 4-year-old boy pinned underneath the car.

A car crashed into a home in Whittier on May 5, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A car crashed into a home in Whittier on May 5, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A tow truck had to pull the car out of a bedroom following the crash near the intersection of Imperial Highway and Marquardt Avenue.

Video from the scene showed the car had crashed through a cinderblock wall before going through a wall of the home.

On the other side of that wall was Irene Mesan’s 4-year-old grandson, who was asleep in bed, she said.

The grandmother said she had to bust through the jammed bedroom door to get to the boy, who was still pinned underneath the vehicle.

Irene Mesan’s 4-year-old grandson is seen in a photo she provided for KTLA.

Irene Mesan’s 4-year-old grandson is seen in a photo she provided for KTLA.

Somehow, Mesan said, her grandson escaped with only cuts and bruises, and was expected to be OK.

Mesan’s son was also in the room at the time of the crash, but she said he was still up playing video games instead of sleeping and that may have saved him.

Authorities were searching for the driver who fled the scene following the crash.

There was no word on the driver’s identity.

 

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