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Posted: July 17, 2017

Speeding driver goes airborne, lands SUV on house roof, officials say

A man careened over an embankment and landed on the roof of a house Sunday. (Photo: St. Louis Fire Department)
A man careened over an embankment and landed on the roof of a house Sunday. (Photo: St. Louis Fire Department)

By Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post

ST. LOUIS —

A speeding SUV driver hit an embankment, went airborne and became stuck on top of a person’s house, authorities said.

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St. Louis firefighters responded to the call on Sunday and had to carefully remove the man from the roof, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The driver was taken to a local hospital and was said to be in and out of consciousness, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bruce Redding, the 66-year-old homeowner, was in complete shock when he got home from the gym, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. 

“I can see straight through my house,” Redding, who recently paid off the home, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “This is everything that I’ve worked for all my life, and for someone to run through a stop sign and destroy it...”


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