Speeding SUV Launches onto Roof in St. Louis

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) An unusual site happened Sunday afternoon in the Walnut Park West neighborhood. Crews arrived at the 5900 block of Lillian around noon where a vehicle was trapped on a roof.

Dep. Chief Arras said neighbors complained that people drive too fast through the neighborhood all the time and even told him that there was another time that a auto landed on the roof of a home in that neighborhood, but the teenage driver was able to walk away. A Facebook post published at around 4:30 p.m. on the department's page said one occupant was rescued and transported in critical condition by EMS.

East Alton, IL (KTRS) The Major Case Squad is investigating the death of an East Alton man. Investigators say the.

"I was shaking", explained Bruce Redding, who has lived in the home for 25 years. Neighbors said it's not uncommon for drivers to ignore the stop signs. Arras said they proceeded carefully. 'It was determined that it was viable.

'We had accessed the roof and the structure to see if it was safe to get on the roof, ' Arras said. He was told the SUV sped down Mimika Avenue to where that street ends in a T-intersection in front of his home. We put just enough on the roof to make the extrication and get off'.

The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, and his condition wasn't known.

"So, my initial thought was to find out if he was in the house", said Terrell Jones, who lives directly to the left of Redding. He said the home was insured.

He added: "The good thing is, I'm alive".

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