SAN ANTONIO -- Ruben Chavez and his girlfriend, Denise Ramos, left their west San Antonio home to get food from McDonald's. When they returned, a vehicle had driven through their house.
The house was in shambles. The couple was shaken.
"It's a good thing we weren't here," Chavez said.
Ramos and Chavez live in the 700 block of S. Navidad. Emergency crews were called out to the home just before 2 a.m. for a car that smashed into their home.
The 21-year-old man who was driving the vehicle was in the driveway, according to San Antonio police. He reportedly hit the accelerator instead of the brakes. That sent his vehicle barreling into the house.
Police said the man got out of the vehicle and fell on some glass from a window. He was cut badly and was taken to University Hospital in serious to critical condition.
Ramos and Chavez returned from their fast food run to what was left of the home they had just started renting. The back of the home was busted wide open. The damage was so severe they could walk out of the kitchen and touch the backyard fence.
Most of the brand new dishes the couple had just purchased were destroyed. The couch where Ramos normally sits was hit by the car. It makes her shiver, she said. She's pregnant.
"If I had been sitting right there that would have been it," she said.
They are trying to salvage as much as they can from the home. As of early Monday morning, the couple had no place to go. The two said they were suspicious of the crash, however, they could not confirm if anyone would intentionally smash into their home.
Police believe the crash was an accident. They said the driver did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol and will not face criminal charges.