The driver avoided a tree and a lightpole, but could not avoid the house. The car was badly damaged. It was occupied by a woman and her three-year-old son.
The car was headed northbound when it struck the house. Fortunately, no one was home at the time, but the home sustained major damage.
The impact tore into the kitchen and left the bathroom in shambles. The homeowner who arrived later was obviously shocked at the scene, but he was grateful that his family avoided getting hurt.
"My son is always in the kitchen or playing in the backyard with our two little dogs. He could have been killed," said Rafael Garcia.
Asst. Chief Bud Corbet of the Pasadena Police Department said, "The DWI Task Force is exploring the possibility that the mother may have been intoxicated. We don't know that she was. We are checking to see if that was the case."
Police told us that the woman was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital by Lifeflight, but that she had non- life threatening injuries.
The three-year-old child was apparently not injured. A relative picked him up.
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