ONLY ON 3: Car slams into Wilmington home… again!

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Submitted: Mon, 02/28/2011 - 3:19pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Talk about bad luck. Not once, but twice.

This is the second time in a two-year period that the Branch household on Dron Place in Wilmington has been hit by a car. The City of Wilmington and DOT have ignored their pleas. Maybe they will listen now.

Wilmington resident William Branch and his wife Cindy were rudely awakened at 1 a.m. Saturday when a car slammed into their bedroom. They weren’t hurt, but the jolt threw William into his TV.

Before ramming into the Branches’ house the car sped through the intersection of Pine Grove Drive and Holly Tree Road, jumped a curb, ran over a huge drainage ditch, tore through a fence, went through a neighbor’s backyard and slammed through two large shrub bushes. The Branches’ bedroom was the only thing strong enough
to stop the force of the car.

Speeding is certainly not out of the question.

Wilmington Police were searching for the driver of the car, who somehow escaped when we left the scene at 2 a.m. Saturday. There was not a registration in the car. The license plate may have been fictitious. Details on that are still sketchy.


  • Whtvle745 says:

    There is some bad ju-ju here. It may be time to move.

  • WilmingtonMAJ says:

    I had a similar problem years ago with people missing a curve and driving up onto my lawn. Thankfully never hit my house as it set back quite a bit, but the damage to my landscaping got to be a bit much. I had a few huge boulders dropped onto the corner and sat back and laughed as people plowed into those. Good times…

  • Guestasis says:

    “jumped a curve, ran over a huge drainage ditch, tore through a fence, went through a neighbor’s backyard, and slammed through two large shrub bushes”

    That seems like a lot of stuff to go through before hitting a house. I’m guessing they want the DOT to put up a guard rail.

  • Guest1234 says:

    Wow who is the car registered to? Also, was there only one person in the car? Not enough info here. I am glad the family inside wasn’t hurt too badly. The city needs to help these people out. It is time for sure.

  • JoAnn Dixon says:

    Somebody needs to do something before somebody gets hurt,
    I never heard car running into somebody house early mor.

    Police better catch this person soon


  • Guest says:

    My buddy took that fence out hammered drunk in college

  • guesty says:

    Your buddy is swell. I’d be proud to know him.

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