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Car hits home for second time in 2 months

Debra Barry says it's getting to be dangerous living in her apartment on Lee Street in Thomson.

Within the last two months, the apartment, located on a sharp curve in the 100 block, has been struck twice by vehicles.

The latest such mishap occurred about 7:30 p.m. last Sunday night.

Luckily, no one was injured when 24-year-old William Davis, of Thomson, lost control of his car while rounding a curve and slammed into the right corner of the home, damaging the structure and front door.

A parked 1998 Buick Ultra Park Avenue, belonging to Mrs. Barry and her husband, John, also sustained damages.

"My brakes locked up as I was coming around the curve," Mr. Davis said, estimating his speed at the time of the accident being about 25 mph.

Mrs. Barry said she was sitting in the living room watching television and waiting on her husband to come home from work at Thomson Plastics Inc. when the building was hit by the car.

The Barry's daughter, Christina, 17, was asleep at the time.

"It woke me up," Miss Barry said.

"I came running out asking what in God's name happened."

A man living in the other side of the apartment complex, Alex Boykin, a criminal justice student at Augusta Technical College's Thomson campus, said he felt the apartment shake when the car slammed into the other side.

"I was sitting in the bed with my wife talking to her when all of a sudden the house shook and I found myself on the floor," Mr. Boykin said.

The apartment complex is owned by Bobby and Paula Hadden.

"This just happened about two months ago," Mr. Hadden said.

Mr. Davis was cited for driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain lane.

Web posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009

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