TACOMA, Wash. -- Amazingly, no one was hurt when a car careened off a Tacoma road and crashed into a garage, destroying a classic car in the process.
The crash happened just before 3 a.m. at a home near S 96th Street and South J Street.
Det. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department says a deputy attempted to stop a Pontiac for speeding, but the driver refused to stop, lost control, went airborne over a sidewalk and into the garage.
Inside was a classic 1960 Thunderbird that the owner had been hoping to restore. Instead, the man got a nasty wake-up call from police.
"Police come knocking on the door about 3 a.m.," said homeowner Stephen Medley. "Said, 'Hey man, you got to come out, you've got a car stuck outside your garage.' "
Crews were awaiting some equipment to extract the Pontiac from the garage, fearing the building is now unstable.
Troyer said the man in the car didn't have any outstanding warrants, just told the deputy he didn't stop because he was scared.
No one was hurt.