Driver jumps out of car, runs away before vehicle crashes into Westside home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The search is on for the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a Jacksonville home on Ricker Road Sunday night.

Witnesses told News4JAX the driver yelled his brakes were out before he ran away. They said they don’t know where he went after the wreck because he wasn’t in the car when it went into the house.

The driver of the vehicle hit a fence and uprooted a bush out of the ground. It even did some damage to another car.

“I could hear the wheels still spinning,” Vernon Newman, who lives inside the home, said. “I wasn’t sure if it was going to keep coming or if it was about to explode.”

The search is on for a driver who bailed out of a moving car before it crashed into a home late last night. The giant hole in the house is just one issue the owners are dealing with.

Newman said he’s just grateful he and his loved ones weren’t hurt.

“It could have been so much worse,” Newman said. “I thank God, it could have been so much worse. my family is safe that is the most important thing. the other two drivers who were hit are also safe.”

No injuries were reported. Newman said he’s not sure how much it’s going to cost to fix the damage.


All photos from TL Holmes.


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Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013 and reports every weekday for The Morning Show.

A Florida girl and North Carolina A&T SU grad who thrives in breaking news.