Car crashes into Hampton apartment

Posted at 12:21 PM, May 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-04 07:29:56-04

Hampton, Va. - If you hate the sound of your alarm going off when you wake you up, imagine a car crashing through the side of your bedroom just feet from where you are sleeping.

That’s how some people woke up in Hampton.  A car crashed into an apartment early Sunday morning.

It happened at John Abbitt Apartments at 3605 Kecoughtan Road.  Officials initially responded to reports of a building collapse around 1:07 a.m.  When they got there, they found a car had crashed into the building and was partially inside.

Only one person was inside the apartment, and she was not injured.

The driver of the car fled the scene before police and fire units arrived.

One man who did not want to be identified said, “It was a couple feet from my window, so it was a real close deal there.”

He said the car came crashing into his next door neighbor's unit, which is about two feet from where he was sleeping.

“The whole wall shook.  To me, it sounded like an earthquake, like a small earthquake.  You know it woke me up out of a dead sleep,” he said.

When he came outside, he says he saw two people running from the scene.

He wasn’t the only one who woke up when the crash happened.

"When I saw what happened, I ran next door to see if [my neighbor] was okay, but at that time she had already gone outside," said Charlie Mayo.

She was fine but startled, he says.

"She kept repeating herself the same thing, 'there's a car in my bedroom,'” Mayo said.

Right now three units are condemned, according to the fire department.

Everyone NewsChannel 3 spoke with says they’re just glad no one was hurt.

Police have not arrested anyone yet.

The Hampton Police Department is currently investigating.