Tampa family's home hit by alleged drunk driver for second time this year

First accident in March; second on Friday night
Posted at 9:25 PM, Nov 27, 2016

A Tampa family's home is in ruins after being hit by an alleged drunk driver for the second time in the past few months.

Looking at pictures of what Yvonne Mosley's house looks like right now brings a sense of déjà vu.

"I couldn't believe it," said Mosley.

The wreckage is from a crash Friday night, when police say a drunk driver came plowing through her son's bedroom. But just seven months ago, the family lived through a nearly identical nightmare. In March, a different drunk driver crashed into their living room with everyone inside.

"It was horrible but we survived," said Mosley.

Her children's father was sleeping on the couch the night the March accident happened. He suffered a severe shoulder injury.  He just had surgery and is still undergoing physical therapy.

Yvonne and her kids have been forced to hop between hotels and friends' homes the past six months while repairs were made to the home. They just moved back in a few weeks ago.

"We weren't even finished unpacking," she said.

And now, after this second DUI crash, they're back at square one.

"I don't know what we're going to do this round. Friday night I actually slept in my truck," said Mosley.

Mosley is also dealing with heart health issues, and helping her ailing mother. While they're frustrated at all their bad fortune, the family is still finding reasons to be grateful.

"I try to think of the positive, not the negative. Thank God nobody was hurt. But I'm not looking forward to being homeless another six or seven months or however long it takes to find housing," Mosley said.

She and her kids are afraid to return to the house, saying they don't want to wait for lightning to strike a third time.  They're just hoping the city or county will consider speed bumps or guard railings on their street to stop another accident.

The driver arrested for crashing into the Mosley's home this weekend is 52-year-old Danica Zagara.  It's at least her third DUI arrest. She's now facing several charges related to the accident, but has already bonded out of jail.