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WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — People inside a group home in Winston-Salem got a huge surprise when a car went straight through the roof Friday night.

Authorities say a woman driving at least 70 mph hit a hill and launched into the roof of a group home.

Police told WGHP that an elderly woman may have had a medical emergency while driving. She was driving nearly 80 miles per hour when she hit a curb, went airborne and went straight into the roof of the home, according to authorities.


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The woman was taken to a hospital. She is expected to be OK.

Six people were inside the home when it happened, and they said they were terrified.

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“We heard a bang, a loud bang, and then our house shook,” said Robert Christie, who lives in the home.

The building is a group home for people with intellectual developmental disabilities.

No one inside the home was hurt.

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