House Explodes After Stolen Car Crashes Into It

Exploded home
Exploded home

One of the downsides of living in such a car-dependent society is that every now and then, people drive their cars into houses. Sometimes, multiple people even crash their cars into the same house. It’s a massive inconvenience for the people who live there, often requiring extensive (and expensive) repairs before the house is safe to live in again. But at the same time, at least they still have a house to come back to. For the owners of a Oneida, New York, home, though, that’s not exactly the case.

NewsChannel 9 reports that “a juvenile” driving a stolen car crashed it into a house Sunday morning. That’s bad enough as it is. Presumably, the family that lived there had plans for the day that didn’t involve a car ending up in their house, calling the insurance company, or dealing with firefighters and police. But then things got even worse. Somehow, the driver of the stolen car had managed to cut the house’s gas line, causing a gas leak that forced emergency responders to evacuate six houses in the neighborhood.

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