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Polk County family shaken after out of control car crashed into their home

Posted at 9:01 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 23:32:51-05

HAINES CITY, Fla. — A Polk County family is shaken but relieved that no one inside their Haines City home was seriously injured when an out of control driver crashed into their home.

“I heard this big bang, like boom. And I got scared and looked that way,” Delia Osorio said. “I just seen my back table I had back there flying against the room there and the other parts from the wall and all that.”

Osorio said her 15-year-old son and 2-year-old granddaughter play in the room often. Today they were in a different part of the home when the Ford Focus smashed through the wall.

“I’m thanking God that no one was back there,” Osorio said. “It was just scary. I didn’t know what to do or say, I didn’t even want to look over there, I was so scared. I was like, I don’t know maybe someone was throwing a bomb or something.”

It was around 3:30 p.m. that Haines City Police said in a news release, the driver identified as Dustin Donahoe, 27, “crashed into the side of a house and was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. Donahoe became entrapped inside the 2014 white Ford Focus. The Haines City Fire Department helped remove Donahoe and transport him for precautionary purposes.”

He is charged with careless driving. It is not known at this time whether impairment was a factor.

“I do want to know he is OK,” Osorio said. “I just don’t want anything to happen to him, maybe something happened to him while he was driving.”

Police tell ABC Action News the investigation is ongoing.