SUV hits Sycamore Township home, trapping woman inside

SUV hits Sycamore Township home, trapping woman inside
Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 8:42 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2021 at 9:58 AM EST
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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, OHIO (WXIX) - First responders rescued a 19-year-old woman after a vehicle backed into her home and trapped her in her bedroom.

Around 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Limerick Avenue, the 33-year-old SUV driver had a “medical episode” as they tried backing out of their driveway, the Sycamore Township Fire Department chief said.

The SUV crossed over Limerick Avenue and smashed into the side of the house, pinning 19-year-old Royal Hibbett-Smith in her bed, the fire chief said.

“I tried to push the car anyway and I thought about getting back in the car, which I did, and I was going to try to turn the car back on and move the car and my daughter, and just got out and was trying to move the debris and I didn’t hear anything from her,” explained Kim Smith, the mother of the 19-year-old.

Multiple deputies and first responders were called to the scene, said Kyla Woods, sheriff’s spokeswoman.

The 19-year-old was alert and talking with first responders as they worked to free her, the sheriff’s office said.

Crews managed to get her out of the home, and she was then taken to the hospital for examination, according to the sheriff’s office. Smith said her daughter is going to be okay.

The 33-year-old driver will not be charged, the sheriff’s office said.

Two children were in the vehicle when it the home, but they were unharmed, according to officials.

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