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Driver crashes into Jonesboro home, airlifted to hospital

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A driver was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center early Tuesday morning after crashing her SUV into a home, narrowly missing a sleeping mother and son.

The home's occupant, who identified herself as Ms. Davis, told CBS Atlanta News that she and her 3-year-old son were asleep when impact caused the wall to cave in, sending a TV and its console crashing onto the floor.

Davis said she grabbed her son and ran out of the room.

The driver of the Toyota 4 Runner was taken to Atlanta Medical Center by helicopter. The extent of her injuries are unknown, but she was conscious when paramedics transported her, authorities said.

Neighbor Gary Hudson told CBS Atlanta News that he woke up at about 3:40 a.m. to the sound of a loud crash. When he looked out the window, he saw a police car quickly go past with its blue lights flashing. He walked outside to investigate.

"I heard a little whimper: ‘Help. Help.' I got my flashlight," he said, "and I shined my light over there, and I saw the vehicle under the house.

Hudson said he walked over to check on the driver, a young woman.

"She was hurt real bad," he said. "She wanted me to try to help her get out, but I couldn't. I walked around to the other side, wanting to see if anybody else was in there, and I smelled gas. By that time, the police were coming up."

Hudson said this is not the first time a vehicle has struck that home.

"Back in '91, a young girl, somebody was chasing her and ran her off the road and hit the house." will have more information as it becomes available.

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