Vehicle crashes into roof of St. Louis home

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The fire department says there's no doubt the driver lost control of his vehicle, but it's still unclear why he was speeding at the time.

The residents were not home at the time.

Redding said the intersection in front of his house is risky and it's not the first time a auto has come barreling onto the property.

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

An unusual sight greeted first responders who arrived at a home in the Walnut Park West neighborhood of north St. Louis Sunday afternoon.

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The local fire department said in statement: "The vehicle's occupant was rescued and transported by #EMS in critical condition". Neighbors said it's not uncommon for drivers to ignore the stop signs.

Bruce Redding, who has lived in the home for 25 years and inherited it from his mom, said he was "shaking" when he heard the news.

'I'll just gather my thoughts. "It was determined that it was viable".

"We had accessed the roof and the structure to see if it was safe to get on the roof", Arras said. He was told the SUV sped down Mimika Avenue to where that street ends in a T-intersection in front of his home.

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

"The good thing is, I'm alive", he said.