Girl injured when SUV crashed through her bedroom


Aug. 18, 2017 – A 10-year-old girl sleeping in a home on Occidental Street suffered broken bones when the driver of an SUV lost control of her vehicle, crashing into the house where she was sleeping Thursday morning.

Redlands Police and Firefighter/Paramedics responded to the collision in the 1600 block of Occidental Street, at San Bernardino Avenue just before 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17.

The vehicle, a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer, driven by a 20-year-old Redlands woman was traveling west on San Bernardino Avenue when the driver lost control and crashed into the home on Occidental, traveling through a bathroom and two bedrooms, including the bedroom where the 10-year-old was sleeping, before crashing through the back wall of the home, continuing through the back yard, through another fence, over a 6-foot retaining wall and into the master bedroom of a home in the 1600 block of Nathan Court where the vehicle came to rest.

Two other children and their mother were in the Occidental Street home. One of the children suffered mild abrasions. The vehicle driver reported complaint of pain. No other injuries were reported.

The home on Occidental was red-tagged as uninhabitable and the family has been provided shelter.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.