Woman Trapped Under Car That Plowed Into Her House

A family driving home from a Super Bowl party crashed into a Lakeview Road house, hitting the resident inside.

A young family's drive home from a Super Bowl party ended in disaster Sunday night.

Jose A. Lopez, 20, and Daisy Ortiz, 19, were on their way back to Freedom with their two young children (1 and 2) in the backseat when Lopez lost control of his 2010 Ford Fusion. The car crashed through the fence as 321 Lakeview Road in Watsonville and went straight into the home on the property.

A group of people was inside the home, including a 57-year-old woman who got trapped under the car, according to a CHP report.

The woman was extracted from under the car by emergency personnel and flown by helicopter to the hopital where she was treated for what CHP is calling "major injuries."

The crash was attributed to Lopez's high rate of speed as well as his blood alcohol content, which was over twice the legal limit.

Lopez was arrested for DUI over 0.15 percent, felony child endangerment, DUI causing injury and driving without insurance. He was taken to Santa Cruz County Jail. Ortiz suffered minor injuries, but Lopez and the babies were not hurt. 

Cora February 04, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Audra- the subject is "group" not "people" ---"group of people was..." Is correct
dora February 04, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Wow..that's crazy not very smart drinking and driving!
Kinyl February 04, 2013 at 09:09 PM
You got that right, especially with children in the vehicle with him! How irresponsible is that!
Kinyl February 04, 2013 at 09:10 PM
All you got out of this terrible chain of events was what you perceived as grammatical errors? What are you? The Word Police?
randy February 06, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Well, I do believe that the party he attended, they will be held for some of this... not smart to give an underage person alcohol and then they drive off.


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