DES MOINES, Iowa — Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash on Douglas Avenue Sunday night, according to Des Moines police.
Police say the crash happened at 54th St and Douglas Avenue around 7 p.m. Sunday. Initial calls reported a car crashing into a house.
Mallory Clancy, the owner of the house that was hit, said she heard the loud boom while in line at Dairy Queen, which is just up the road from her house.
"I called my husband and he said we're okay," Clancy said.
She noted her husband told her the house had been hit, but he was upstairs at the time of the hit.
Clancy said that the spot the car hit, is where her two-year-old usually lies.
"I definitely was hesitant to put him on his play mat this morning,” Clancy said.
Sgt. Paul Parizek, with the Des Moines Police Department, said a 17-year-old was traveling at a high rate of speed, ran a stop sign and collided with another car.
The Des Moines Fire Department transported two people to area hospitals while responding to the crash.
This is the second home hit by a car in the last few months. Parizek said this is a sign for drivers to slow down.
"Once you get your speed up there, it’s a little more difficult to keep control of your car," Parizek said. "When you start looking at the road characteristics in a metropolitan area they’re not designed for high speeds.”
Clancy said she was a little shaken by Sunday's event but is thankful her family wasn't injured.
“Thank goodness we weren’t all home and all in the living room or outside playing.”
Parizek said the traffic unit is still investigating this accident and charges could be a possibility for the 17-year-old in this case. He also said as of Monday, the two adults were still in critical condition.