Driver crashes into East Nashville home, drives off

A woman was inside the home at the time of the crash
Metro Police are looking for a man who an East Nashville woman said crashed his car into her home on Saturday night before driving off.
Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 10:54 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Police are looking for a man who allegedly crashed his car into an East Nashville home before driving away Saturday night.

Via Perez was inside the home on Meridan Street when the car slammed into her front porch. She said the crash sounded like a bomb going off.

“The entire house was jolted, the paintings came off the wall, the bookshelves fell forward, the couch was thrown forward,” Perez said.

Perez said as she went outside to check on the driver, a man exited the vehicle and began running down the street.

A neighbor’s doorbell camera caught the man running from the crash at around 9 p.m. Saturday. The man turns around moments later, seemingly headed back to the scene.

“He came back. He got in the car and at that point, I said, ‘No, you can’t leave,’ and he said, ‘Yes,’ just the word yes,” Perez said.

Perez said the man sped down the street while she was on the phone with police, leaving her with home damages, an injured neck and a new fear.

“Now, every car that passes, I feel like it’s going to crash into the house,” she said. “Obviously, that’s not true, but now it’s going to take some time to realize that’s not a common occurrence and that people don’t normally just crash in the houses.”

Perez said she plans to ask the city to put up a guard rail on the corner of the street to better protect her home.

Until the driver is arrested, Perez said she will continue to worry for her safety and her neighbors.