Driver hospitalized after crashing into Hampton house

The 65-year-old behind the wheel is charged with reckless driving

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- A driver is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after crashing into a Hampton house on Tuesday morning. 

The car hit a home on Micale Avenue, located off of Hampton Roads Center Parkway, before 8 a.m. 

Homeowner Cheryl Hall said earlier this morning, she received a frantic call from her 18-year-old son, who was initially sleeping upstairs.  

“My son was just terrified,” recalled Hall. “I didn't know what had happened. He was like ‘Mommy, he hit the house!’”

Hall said she left work and sped home. When she arrived, she found a car had literally driven through her living room. The fireplace ceased to exist, with insulation and piping scattered across her front lawn.

“I didn't even have the chance to put the tree up,” said Hall. “I was going to put a wreath on the door today, but all that got derailed.”

Hampton Division of Fire & Rescue Chief Anthony Chittum says no one inside the home was injured. 

Hall revealed to 13NewsNow that this incident wasn’t the first time she’s had issues with cars driving too fast by her home.

“About two years ago, someone ran in my yard and totaled up my car… hit the other vehicle and kept on going,” said Hall. “Then they hit the brick mailbox – the brick mailbox was rebuilt. And even before that two three years ago before that, they hit the other wooden mailboxes. And then now they hit the home.”

Authorities identified the driver as 65-year-old David Spriggs and said he had a medical emergency while driving, which caused the crash. He has been charged with one count of reckless driving.

Hall said she has no intentions to move out of her home, despite the incident. 

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