Orange County homeowner sleeps through car flipping into home

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Three people, including an OUC worker, are recovering Thursday after two cars collided before one flew into an Orange County house.

The homeowner said he slept through the whole thing.

Witnesses said the crash on Woods Avenue near Orange Blossom Trail happened in the blink of an eye.

According to witnesses, an OUC worker on the job crashed into a car at the intersection when it ran the stop sign.

The car hit a stop sign and crashed into the house, where the residents were sleeping.

A woman who did not want to be identified said she missed being hit by a few feet.

"I normally run past here but I just (walked) this morning. Thank God for that," she said.

The man who lives in the house, Lawrence Roberts, said he was sound asleep in the back bedroom when everything happened. In fact, he said someone had to come wake him up and bring him around front.

"I just beat on the window, asked the man if he's all right and he's just shaking real bad," Roberts said.

Troopers said the red car ran the stop sign and the SUV smashed right into it. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get the people inside the car out.

All three people from both vehicles were rushed to the hospital but everyone survived with minor injuries.

"I'm just glad ain't nobody lose their life," Roberts said.