4 hurt when SUV rams apartment complex in southwest Houston

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Family talks about close call with SUV that crashed into apartment, Mayra Moreno reports.

Four people were hurt after an SUV rammed through an apartment complex in southwest Houston.

"We're blessed," said Tonya Raines. "We're blessed we could have been killed."

Raines woke up in a panic Friday morning after an SUV crashed inside their home and her 2-year-old son Brandon was nowhere to be seen.

"I saved him," said Robert Hunt, father. "I saved him he was wedged under the rubble."



Hunt, Raines' husband, was in a different room when the crashed happened. He missed getting hit by inches. Debris landed on Brandon's twin sister Sophia, leaving her with a big cut on her tiny forehead.

"The way it looks now we probably would not have survived," said Raines.

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Houston police said the driver blew through a stop sign, crashing straight into the home. He was taken to a hospital and the incident is being investigated.

"I'm real shaky I had a feeling it was going to happen but I didn't know when," said Raines.

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The family said they always worried about living in a corner apartment so close to a busy street.

"I thank God every time I look at this sight, I'm taken back by it," she said. "I haven't got a chance to realize it because I'm in instinct mode."

As the family tried to salvage the little they had left, a neighbor with a big heart took it upon herself to collect donations.

"I want to say I really appreciate it and thank you," Raines said.

A little help from strangers right now will go a long way, at least for now.

"That's a blessing people don't do that," said Vicky Rodriguez, grandmother. "Thank God for people like her."

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