Driver Flees After Crashing Into Baby’s Room In Raynham

By Diana Perez, WBZ-TV

RAYNHAM (CBS) – A Raynham couple says it sounded like a bomb went off. On Saturday, a car crashed into their home and came within feet of their baby’s crib.

Nothing surprised them more than what happened next. That driver threw the car in reverse and sped off.

“To have somebody do this much damage not knowing there was a baby or anyone in the room that could have gotten killed and just take off without a care in the world,” says Brian Reis the homeowner.

WBZ-TV’s Diana Perez reports

The car was gone before the family could even react.  It was around midnight on Saturday when the car slammed into Brian and Christina Reis’ home. It tore down two closets and narrowly missed 13-month-old Izabella’s crib.

Luckily everyone is OK.

That driver and her passenger though, never thought to stick around. She backed up and took off abandoning the car down the road.

“Half of my house was down the street because it flew off as she drove down the street,” explains Brian.

The damage she left is extensive. A pipe burst and gushed water for hours, ruining the floors. Two walls were demolished and clothing including Christina’s wedding dress and pictures were destroyed.

In all, Brian estimates it will cost them anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 to repair the house they spent years remodeling.

But there are deeper effects for this young family. According to Christina, “We try to lie down, fall asleep. I can hear it I can hear the tires and I can hear the loud bang.”

Police told the family that the passenger turned himself in. The driver however just hired a lawyer. Still, officers say they plan on issuing a warrant for her arrest by the end of the week if she doesn’t come forward.

  • Willow

    What is with all these crashes into buildings? If these people can’t see a building, it’s certain that they probably can’t see a pedestrian either. Thank goodness they didn’t kill this little baby.

  • emom

    ALL LAWYERED UP,,,, REALLY NOW<<,,, how much you wanna bet she is some rich kids and her parents are important people,,,,, At least the passenger had the guts to come forward,, their seems to be a bit of a conscienness in one of them.. Willing to bet alchohol was invovled and maybe drugs… Its possible,, cant wait to hear the out come on this one,,, That family had their lives violated,, I would sue the pants of the drivers family,,,, If they can afford a lawyer they can afford to pay thru the nose ring,,,,, Spoiled entitled little brat who probably gets what ever she wants in life and does not have to answer to anyone,,, again cant wait to hear the lawyers take on all this,,, there will be some bull story of she is innocent , she wasnt driving,,, or she had car issues and panicked,,, Or maybe she is under legal driving age,,, and out for a joy right , parents wont punish her they will coddle her.,,,, lack of total respect for others,,, another fine example of it,, GET A LAWYER , now waiting for the details cant wait to hear the sob story….

    • Tina

      Ya to bad you can’t sue someone for crashing into your house, unless someone gets hurt or killed. STUPID LAWS SUCK!!!!!!

  • 1stackmack

    l don’t know officer,the house just jumped in front of me.and no in not as think as you drunk l am ..hick-up!

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