Car Hits House, Knocks It Off Foundation

By: Brittany Gunter Email
By: Brittany Gunter Email

A car crashed into a Council Bluffs house early Sunday morning and knocked it off its foundation. A family of three was inside at the time and told Channel Six it felt like an earthquake.

It happened near the intersection of 2nd Ave and Service Road B. The driver of the car, 26-year-old Ryan Seefus, rammed right through a guard rail and landed in the front of the house.

Troy Ross, his wife, and two year old son were inside. Ross said, “I heard a loud pop and that must have been the guard rail that hit the house. Then I went downstairs and I couldn't even get any of the doors open, we had to practically break them just to be able to get out of the house."

Ross said this isn’t the first time the house has been struck by a car, before he moved in it was struck at least four times. He said that’s why they decided to put up a guard rail.

Now the windows are boarded up and the home is unlivable. “In the bedroom the floors bowed about 8 inches to 12 inches. Every cabinet that’s in the house, everything was knocked out of it.”

The Red Cross is helping the family for a couple of days, but in the meantime they must move all their belongings out and find a new place to live.

Seefus was transported to Creighton University Medical Center for emergency surgery. There’s no word on his condition. Council Bluffs police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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