Sleeping teen nearly run over by van

February 17, 2008 6:20:49 AM PST
A startled teenager woke up to find herself trapped underneath a van that had crashed right into her bedroom. The driver plowed into an apartment on Space Center Boulevard in Clear Lake this morning. Cristina Castillo, 17, was asleep on the floor. Her mother heard the loud crash.

"I ran to my daughter's room. I tried to open the door, and it won't open and I hear her screaming. And I hear her boyfriend screaming," said the victim's mother Anna Longoria. "When I finally opened the door, it looked like a car had run over her."

Amazingly, the van only rolled over Castillo, and she wasn't hurt at all. Her boyfriend pulled her free.

The driver told police her brakes failed.

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