JFRD: 2 taken to hospital after van crashes into Whitehouse mobile home

1 person was trapped between vehicle and West Beaver Street home, JFRD says

Two people are in the hospital after a van plowed through a home early Sunday morning on Jacksonville's Westside.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two people were taken to a hospital with injuries after a van crashed into a mobile home in the Whitehouse area on Sunday morning, according to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

One person was trapped between the vehicle and the home on West Beaver Street, according to JFRD. Crews were able to free the person and then transported the person to an area hospital with serious injuries, JFRD said. One other person was also taken to the hospital, but JFRD did not say in what condition.

The owner of the home said the crash woke him up at 4 a.m., and he immediately jumped out of bed.

“It felt like an earthquake,” Jessie Thomas said. “We saw the guy pinned there, up in the car, and a lady lying on the ground, hollering and screaming.”

Thomas told News4Jax he doesn’t know the man or the woman involved but said the steel frame on the mobile home prevented the van from going any further.

“That’s the main thing that they are OK,” Thomas said. “Thank God it’s not anything like life-threatening.”

A tow truck later removed the vehicle. Cement blocks were seen underneath the home, holding up a portion of the structure.

Though unrelated, for perspective as to where this is -- this is the same neighborhood where Braxton and Bri’ya Williams were reported missing a few weeks ago. Days later, they were found safe in a nearby wooded area.

As for Sunday morning’s incident, it’s unknown what led up to the van crashing into the home.