Family picking up the pieces after car hits their home


Lexington, S.C. (WACH) -- It's a time most families are preparing for the holidays, yet one Lexington family is having to rebuild after a car ran into their home last Monday.

"You feel just a huge boom," recalls Roger Phillips, husband and father of the Phillips family. "And, of course, at that point, we knew--"

"We knew what it was," said Gwendolyn, his wife. "I mean, it could only be a car."

The family says they were all home that evening around 6 p.m. when the incident happened. Photos show the car decimated what they say was the family's laundry room.

"[My children] are always playing hide and go seek in the laundry room and that's what she took out," said Gwendolyn.

The Phillips have three children, ages 11, 9 and 5. The house was a family home in which Roger, the father, grew up.

Now, the family says the home is unliveable, and that the foundations do not even allow them to open certain doors.

The Phillips are currently staying with Gwendolyn's sister. WACH FOX is still working to determine details involving the driver of the incident.

"[My son] said this is going to be the only holiday, birthday or Christmas, he's ever had not in his home," said Roger Phillips. "And that kind of hits you in the gut."

His birthday, they say, was yesterday.

A family member has set up a GoFundMe to help out the family for the holidays; it can be found here.

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