‘God is looking down’: Van crashes into Holly Hill home, narrowly missing sleeping teen

HOLLY HILL, Fla. — A driver is facing charges after crashing into a home in Holly Hill nearly hitting a sleeping teenager.

A work van slammed into the side of a home on 8th Street on Tuesday afternoon barely missing Jennifer Trask’s sleeping 18-year-old son.


“God is looking down -- that’s all I gotta say,” she said.

Trask said when he woke up, he saw a van at the foot of his bed.

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She says on top of the damage to the outside of the home, the family lost a few electronics but she knows things could have been much worse.

“A house can be rebuilt, my son cannot be rebuilt,” Trask said. “So as long as he’s alive and OK that’s all I care about.”

Police said the driver had minor injuries. He is facing a charge of failure to use due care.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.