CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A driver was transported to the hospital after his Jeep slammed into a deck outside a Brandermill home Christmas morning. The driver's identity and medical condition have not yet been released.
"He was just in real bad shape, barely breathing," David Varney, who was inside the home when the Jeep hit, said. "I can't imagine how his family is feeling right now on Christmas."
A woman walking her dog heard someone moaning, saw the Jeep under the deck and called 911.
Chesterfield County Emergency crews were called to the 2600 block of Ridge Creek Court, near Genito Road and Brandermill Parkway, at about 7 a.m. for the crash which not only injured the driver, but damaged the home.
"My whole deck is crushed and the whole corner of the house is crushed," homeowner Ruth Varney said. "The entrance to the crawl space has been shifted. So, I anticipate there's going to be a lot of reconstructive work needed."
No one in the home was hurt.
The driver's family members arrived at the home and to talk to police about the crash. The crash team has not yet determined what caused this accident.
"I will keep them all in my prayers," Ruth Varney said. "And pray God gives them comfort and what they need to get through this."
She said this was not the first time a driver had run off the road and into their yard. Previously cars had hit the family's vehicle and a tree.
"The speed limit is 35. Everyone doesn’t always do that," Ruth Varney said."But when they come around that curve, sometimes they just don’t make it all the way."
Varney's son suggested the county erect a guardrail and increase signage to convince drivers to slowdown.