Speeding SUV Launches onto Roof in St. Louis

Bill Greenblatt  UPI

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

An aerial view of the SUV on the roof. He said the home on Lillian has been in his family for 40 years, and something similar actually happened in the 1980s or 1990s, when his mother lived in the home.

And in a truly devastating turn of events, Redding had just paid off his mortgage.

"The good thing is, I'm alive", said Redding, who recently retired after spending the last 22 years as a restaurant and bar manager at a local country club, according to the Post-Dispatch. I'll talk to my insurance people and we'll just take it one step at a time'.

Redding said his house means everything to him. I had another auto smash into the side of the house, park right in between our houses, ' he added.

'I had a vehicle smash, turn my railing off.

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.

The gym may have literally saved a man's life in Missouri after a SUV somehow managed to crash into the roof of his house. "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.

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