Family shaken after SUV plows into Ardmore home

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - An Ardmore family says they're worried for their safety after an SUV came barreling through their house this weekend while trying to get away from police.

Police say around 2 a.m. Saturday a man ran his vehicle into the side of a house at the intersection of Carter Street SE and 8th Avenue SE.

"This is our house. This is our home. And now we don't have that peace anymore," resident Lisa Hartman said.

Hartman and her mother, Kathy Householder, say they were in bed when they were shaken awake.

"I was scared though. I really was," Householder said.

A black Cadillac SUV was speeding through their neighborhood to get away from police, reaching about 80 miles an hour at one point.

"It accelerated and started turning, made it obvious they were trying to get away from the officers," Ardmore Police Capt. Keith Ingle said.

The SUV hit a curb, propelling it in to the air and into the side of their house, hitting a wall, a pole, and the cellar door.

"So I just felt very lucky that we were all OK," Hartman said.

Hartman says a few inches higher, and the car could have hit her and her family.

That thought keeps her up at night.

"I laid there in bed and I look at the closet and I think 'Wow that was only like 10 feet from where we were.'"

After the crash, the suspect got away.

The family says even after they repair what's damaged, they may not be able to live in the house.

"Be thankful for what you have because you never know, just in the blink of an eye, it can be damaged or destroyed or your sense of peace can be blown just by one person doing something stupid," Hartman said.

Police say they have identified the suspect and expect to have him in custody in the next few days.