Hit-and-run driver slams into South Bend apartment building


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – South Bend police are searching for a driver who slammed into an apartment building.

The accident happened around 4:15 Wednesday morning at the 600 block of Laurelwood Court.

According to police, Lakeisha Graham was awaken when a jeep crashed through the bedroom wall into the bed causing brick and glass to crumble right above her headboard.

Graham’s 12-year-old daughter was asleep in the next room and a family member was also staying in the apartment. All three were not injured.

Graham said she feels lucky to be alive.

“It’s nothing but a miracle from God, nothing but the grace of God that I’m alive today,” said Graham. “All of the debris from the accident fell around my bed, if I hadn’t of moved I would have been dead.”

Police are in search of a brown jeep that was seen fleeing from the accident. They believe the crash was intentional and say the driver knew the victim. 

Neighbors say there is usually a security officer monitoring and writing down license plate numbers of vehicles coming to and from the apartment complex. The officer was not there at the time of the accident.

Stay with ABC57 News for more updates on this developing story. 


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