|Updated: 4/30/2012 10:45 am
||Published: 4/29/2012 6:32 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A home is destroyed after a car crashed into it and caught on fire Saturday evening.
Luckily, no one was home at the time of the crash. A good Samaritan rescued the driver from the car.
It happened around 9:00 Saturday at the 7700 block of Arch Street. A car crossed over the road, smashing into the front porch of a house. Both the car and the house went up in flames.
The house is a total loss. Neighbors say they heard the crash and called 911. The brother of the woman who lives in the house lives across the street. Neighbors say he ran outside to rescue the driver from the car because she couldn't get out by herself.
Joseph Garrett works just down the road from where the accident happened and says he wishes more people would help their neighbors in emergency situations like this.
"We could use more people like that I think," Garrett said.
Neighbors say the driver did not appear to be seriously injured. The woman who lives in the house was working at the time of the accident. Her dog didn't make it out of the house alive.
Garrett says he's sad to hear a family pet didn't make it. "I fell sad about the dog because the family is going to miss their dog. A pet is part of the family."
Emergency crews blocked Arch Street for several hours as they worked to fight the flames and clean up the mess.
No one related to the woman who lives in the house wanted to talk, saying they are all too upset about what happened.
Arkansas State Police are investigating the crash, and have not released the names of those involved. No word yet on what caused the driver to veer off the road and hit the house, or how the driver is doing.
No one from the Arch Street Fire Department was available to talk about the accident.
The victim is staying with family.