Car barrels into north San Antonio home, lands upside down

Car smashes into dining room of home on Marceline Drive, no injuries reported

The driver of a Mercedes lost control and slammed into a north San Antonio home early Friday morning.

San Antonio police responded to the accident at a home in the 13000 block of Marceline around 3:30 a.m.

Police believe the driver hit a large dip in the road, was possibly clipped by another vehicle and crashed into the dining room. The vehicle landed upside down, but no injuries were reported.

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"The dip that's up the street from the house, you hear people hit it. You just wait and hold your breath for the next noise, and most of the time, you hear them come down and they got on down the street," Kathy Fagan, who lives across the street said.

The heavy rescue team from the San Antonio Fire Department responded and secured the damaged structure.

"We just make sure that the structure is safe and that no one's going to get hurt after we leave," said Lt. Doug Reed, with the San Antonio Fire Department's Heavy Rescue Team.

Crews put seven studs back into place and covered the hole with a thick plastic material.

Members of the heavy rescue team have structural engineering training from Texas A&M, but that's just part of their skill set. It takes at least six months of specialized training to be a part of the team.

"We start out with ropes. That's the very basic fundamental, and then we move up to there from rope rescue to trench to structure collapse," Reed said.

He said the team handles the unusual, including cars driving into houses.

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