SUV winds up on roof of house

Car Launches into Roof of St. Louis Home

The St. Louis Fire Department responded to an unusual call Sunday afternoon.

The vehicle landed on a one-story house in the city's northwest side in the 5900 block of Lillian Avenue at around 12:40 p.m.

"The homeowner returned home from the gym to discover the incident".

The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, and his condition wasn't known.

Dramatic footage from the scene shows the vehicle nose down in the roof of the building while firefighters work to secure the area.

The incident is under investigation.

It launched off a hill and into the roof of the home.

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Deputy Chief of Special Operations Michael Arras said it appears the SUV was travelling at a high rate of speed when it struck the ramped lawn in front of the home.

"I can see straight through my house", Redding, who recently paid off the home, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

A speeding SUV driver hit an embankment, went airborne and became stuck on top of a person's house, authorities said.

Although Redding was was able to maneuver himself around in the living room after the crash the house may not be habitable again.

Redding, who lives alone, said the house has been in the family for 40 years.

Family and friends arrived Sunday afternoon to help him salvage some of his belongings.

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