SUV Hits House, Gas Meter in Euless - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

SUV Hits House, Gas Meter in Euless



    A GMC Yukon hit a Euless woman's home ion the 400 block of Norman Drive twice on Monday. It happened on the woman's 74th birthday. (Published Monday, June 30, 2014)

    The driver of a sport utility vehicle crashed into a house in a Euless neighborhood not once, but twice, on Monday afternoon.

    The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Norman Drive, south of West Euless Boulevard and state Highway 183.

    "It could have been a lot worse, we were very fortunate no one was hurt today," said Euless Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Morris.

    Officers told NBC 5 the GMC Yukon came off the road, went through an antique planter, clipped the corner of the house, hit a gas meter, ricocheted off another house and ended up in the bedroom of the first home.

    "I heard a boom and it scared the living daylights out of me," said homeowner Peggy June.

    Unfortunately, the crash happened on June's birthday.

    "Today is my birthday, I am 74-years-old today," she said. "I've always said, 'I'm gonna make it to 100,' but the way things go like this, you might not make it to 100. You may not make tomorrow."

    Gas started leaking in the area after the gas meter was hit, the gas was shut off and a technician from Atmos Energy arrived on scene to repair the leak.

    There's no word yet on what caused the crash, but the driver has not been charged.

    NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.