Cynthia Green was getting ready to go to bed just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she heard an “enormous crash” from the front of the house.
Fearing that her mother, who lives with her in the home on Carrolton Drive in Frederick, had fallen, she went running out to see what had happened.
“And I looked outside and there was a car on our porch,” Green said.
Bernice Green, Cynthia’s mother, said she had been dozing in a chair directly in front of where the car hit the house.
Shortly before the crash, she decided to get up and move to another chair in the corner.
The car hit the porch and became wedged between two railings; a tow truck had a difficult time getting it out, Cynthia Green said.
Devante Dayon Williams, of the 2200 block of Wetherburne Way, has been charged in the incident with driving under the influence, driving while impaired, failure to remain at the scene of a property damage crash, driving without a license and various other traffic offenses, according to police.
Attorney information for Williams was not available.
Now a blue tarp covers the front of Green’s house. The front door leans against the wall in the living room, over a section where the wall has been knocked away, exposing the wall’s wooden frame beneath.
An insurance agent came to the home Monday and took pictures, but Green said they haven’t gotten an estimate on how much it will cost to make the repairs.
According to police, there were several passengers in the car, none of whom were hurt.
Cynthia Green said she heard yelling and saw some of the passengers scatter as they emerged from the car.
Her mother said she’s been worried about how they’re doing after such a frightening experience, and hopes they’ll be alright.
“I’ve been praying for them. All you can do is pray for them,” she said.