SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Members of a South Salt Lake family are sharing their survival story after a vehicle slammed into their apartment last month.
It happened on January 22 and police say it’s fortunate everyone got out alive.
Juana Segura and her family were in the middle of Friday dinner when, for reasons still not fully known, a woman drove right through a window and into their dining room.”
Segura gathered two of her daughters and a Victim Advocate from South Salt Lake Police to share their story with FOX 13.
Jennifer Segura, 10, took the brunt of the impact and wound up under the vehicle for a while before being rescued and taken outside.
“I had scratches on my leg and my knee was hurting and I had a cut on my ear,” Jennifer said.
Jennifer and her older sister said the situation was scary and they’re grateful to be alive.
“It’s a little complicated but I’m just, like, happy that my family is OK and that I have them with me,” Citlaly Segura said.
Fortunately, Juana Segura and her three daughters are all OK. The management at their apartment complex is putting them up in another apartment, but they can’t get back into their original unit because it is deemed unsafe.
That means they’re now sleeping on air mattresses and they have very few personal items.
Juana said her employer and coworkers have been incredibly understanding about all this, she’s getting the time off that she needs and coworkers have started a GoFundMe campaign which they hope will help them buy some new mattresses and clothing.
“So anything that the community can and is willing to donate it would be appreciated,” said Daniel Hernandez, South Salt Lake PD Victim Advocate
It’s still unclear what caused the driver to plow through the apartment. South Salt Lake Police investigators are waiting for the results of toxicology tests that were given to the driver that night.