You’d think local police would at least call an ambulance to check out the driver but no paramedics were phoned in.
Texas homeowner Tanisha Rennee came home earlier Sunday night (Mar. 8, 2020) to find a Subaru BRZ driver drove over her lawn, across her driveway, and crashed, smack dab in the middle of her front entryway. Although Tanisha surmised that the driver might be under the influence with a simple observation, “very sluggish, slow movement, and speech” Tanisha alleges local authority did not do their due diligence, making sure this driver was even fit to drive. What was even more concerning was that the local police did not even call an ambulance even though the crash was strong enough to damage her house, the driver’s car, and trigger an airbag.
Check out Tanisha’s account of what happened below.
Believe it or not, cars crash into buildings all the time. According to an infographic from Insurance company Ameriprise, on average, 60 cars crash into buildings for several reasons, the majority being pedal error, operator error, and driving under the influence. In the grand scheme of car accidents, it’s still uncommon.
Based on the photos, if someone was walking on that sidewalk in front of Renee’s house or a home occupant was in the house near the entryway, they would’ve surely been injured.
If what Renee says is true about the driver, there would’ve been stiff legal repercussions. According to DrivingLaws.org, in the state of Texas the first offense of DUI lands you up to six months in jail, a $2,000 fine, and a suspended license for up to a year. Effectively, a DUI will cripple your social and work life.
As for the property damage, at the very least, Renee got all pertinent insurance details about the driver. If his insurance police is up to snuff, Renee will be able to recover for damages as per their insurance policy. According to AAA, in Texas you are required by law to have an insurance policy that has $25,000 for damage to or destruction of property of another in one accident.
Crashing into public property is one thing but damaging someone’s house puts a financial burden and strain on an innocent homeowner, at no fault of their own.
And the least police can do is, without any doubt, make sure the property owner is satisfied with the level of professionalism they exhibit in the manner of their investigation. Leaving their citizens with doubts only hurts trust they have with their constituents.