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2 Berks families displaced after car slams into apartments

WYOMISSING, Pa. - It was a quiet Sunday afternoon for a couple of families in Berks County until a car crashed into their homes.

A woman who lives in an apartment building on State Hill Road in Wyomissing told 69 News that she was driving home early Sunday afternoon when she saw a hole in the side of her bedroom wall, just steps from where her husband had been sleeping.

"My husband was laying inside the bed not feeling well," said the woman, who declined to give her name.

Officials said that's when a driver stepped on the gas instead of the brake, speeding straight into the brick wall around 1 p.m. The crash at the Madison Woodland Plaza in Wyomissing cracked an apartment ceiling and sent crumbled bricks into the room.

"Everything was pushed to the end of the bed," the woman said. "We're most likely going to have to relocate permanently. They can't give us a time-frame as to how long it will take to fix it, but its not structurally sound."

Maintenance crews assessed the damage, saying the families just can't stay there anymore.

"Just having to relocate is tough enough sometimes," the woman said.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

The families are staying in a hotel until they can find a more permanent situation.


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