Police: Hit-and-run driver crashes into Glendale home

- A car barreled down an alley just after midnight, ran into a power pole, hit a few trash cans and slammed right into the bedroom of a Glendale family's home.

"It's... it's very, um... I don't know what the right word is, but it gives you perspective of reality," Christina Eliserio said.

Reality, Christina says, is that this morning could have turned tragic. She's a teacher at Grand Canyon University and was up with her daughter grading papers when she heard the car speeding down the ally and saw the moment it made impact.

"It was surreal... in slow motion... as you're watching it you thinking it's not going to happen... it is going to happen... then it happen," she said.

She saw the driver, a man, get out of the Mustang and run. Thankfully, her husband and other daughter were both asleep and unharmed, but her husband later told her he was about to go to the bathroom moments before the car crashed in. 

The intensity of the crash threw a toilet right into the shower.

"You know, this is the big damage, but we're OK and I'm hoping that the driver's OK," Christina said. "He appeared, maybe with adrenaline, to be OK, but that kind of impact without the airbags going off... I hope he's OK."

The driver still has not been caught. If you have any information about this case, contact the Glendale Police Department at (623) 930-3000.

 


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