Home Slammed by Vehicle…for 8th Time

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HINCKLEY, Ohio -- A Hinckley woman got an unexpected visit on Thursday afternoon after a truck came crashing through her home while she was inside.

Just before 1 p.m., a 911 call was placed after a truck slammed into her house along Stony Hill Road.

"The gentleman was traveling eastbound, he came to the "T" intersection of Stony Hill, he was going a little too fast, went through the stop sign, went through the "T" intersection and drove off the road," said Lt. Bill Haymaker of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The pick-up then struck a tree, hit a stone in the yard, flipped over and landed inside the home of Sylvia Sherba, 66, who was home at the time of the crash.

"I was sitting in the living room on the couch, had the TV on and something just made me get up and go to the bathroom and within three seconds, I didn't even had the door shut and I heard this tremendous, tremendous crash that just didn't stop," she said. "I didn't know what to think, and I walked out and looked and I was like 'oh my God,' I couldn't believe what I was seeing," she said.

The pick-up truck landed upside down in Sherba's living room on her couch, the same couch she was sitting on just seconds earlier.

"If I wouldn't have gotten up off that couch, I probably would have been dead," said Sherba. "It's the scariest thing I've ever lived through in my life."

This is not the first time a car has hit Sylvia Sherba's home. In fact, it's happened eight times before, but this one was the scariest.

"It looked like a semi in my window, and my whole inside of my living room and dining room just destroyed," said Sherba.

Sylvia's husband, her son and granddaughter all live at the house, but none of them were home at the time. The Sherbas have lived on Stony Hill Road for over 40 years, and Sylvia admitted it might be time to move.

"I never want to go through this again," she said.

The 23-year-old driver from Hinckley who was uninjured in the crash was charged with failing to yield at a stop sign and failing to wear a seat belt.

Troopers said drugs or alcohol were not a factor but speed may have played a role in the crash.

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