PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - A mother and her three young children were inside an apartment when an SUV came crashing into it.
"This is my bedroom and this is Charlie's room," said Stacey Davis while pointing to the area of her apartment where the collision happened. Charlie is her five-year-old daughter. Her nine-month-old twins were also in the apartment during the crash.
No one was seriously hurt in Monday afternoon's chain of events, which all began around 1 p.m.
According to Chief Mike Stockton with the Portsmouth Fire Dept., two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Pullman and Turnpike Avenues. One of the cars kept moving and slammed into an apartment complex. The apartment building is not condemned, but the Davis family that lives in the affected unit was displaced.
Medics responded to the scene, but no one required medical transport.
"[My kids] were okay because they were on my bed, but as you can see, if they were in the play pen, who knows what they'd be like right now," said Davis.
Davis said she is counting her blessings, but her daughter is still shaken.
"My mommy had to pack all our stuff," said Charlie.
Davis had to pack their belonging quickly, as firefighters condemned the apartment. She said she grabbed some formula for the babies and shoes for Charlie.
"I don't know, I don't know what I could do or start to do," said Davis. "I don't know."
While it is unclear how long it will take for her apartment to be fixed, or if they even want to return, the distraught mom is waiting to hear from her building manager about possibly staying in another apartment. She has also asked the Red Cross for help.
"See, you're not even safe in your house -- what do you do?" said Davis. "Maybe cause [my apartment] is on the main street, no apartments on main streets."
There is no word yet if any charges will be filed.
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