Four children hurt, driver on the run after vehicle hits house

Four children hurt, driver on the run after vehicle hits house

Four children hurt, driver on the run after vehicle hits house

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by MARJORIE OWENS, RYAN WOOD & SHON GABLES

WFAA

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 4:11 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 14 at 7:14 PM

FORT WORTH -- Fort Worth police are searching for the driver of a truck that slammed into a Fort Worth home early Friday morning.

Monica Medina said she found three of her four children underneath the truck after the vehicle crashed into a bedroom at their home located on Lebow Street.

The mother said she awoke to the booming sound of the crash just before 2 a.m. and immediately went to check on her kids, ages 3, 6, 10 and 12. When she got to their room, a garage remodeled into a bedroom, she rushed to clear the children from the scene as the driver continued to rev his vehicle in an attempt to leave.

Henry Sosa, a witness, said he saw the truck slam into a vehicle parked on the road and then cross over the lawn of the home and slam into the bedroom.

"He was wedged up in there," he said. "He was rocking back and forth trying to get out."

Sosa said he saw the driver break free of the debris and drive away with a flat tire. Medina said a passenger inside the vehicle jumped out from the truck while it was still stuck inside the home and fled the scene on foot.

"All I saw was glass, smoke and wood," said the 10-year-old boy.

Authorities said four children in all were transported by MedStar to a nearby hospital after suffering minor injuries. The children were released from the hospital later that morning.

"I'm just glad my kids are in good condition," she said. "That's what all my worries are."

Fort Worth police are searching for the driver. Medina described the vehicle as a black Ford truck, possibly a crew cab, with gold trim.

The mother said there was too much smoke in the house at the time of the crash to get a good look at the driver and passenger.

WFAA's Robert Flagg contributed to this report

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