It was almost two weeks ago, on a Saturday, that McCarthy and her husband were fast asleep in their Cocoa home when they suddenly awakened to a loud crashing sound. Leaping from their bed, McCarthy’s husband rushed out of the bedroom and towards the source of the sound. He made his way to the home’s second bedroom, where his three sons, aged 5, 7, and 15, were sleeping. When he opened the door, he saw the room completely upended, drywall dust floating in the air, and the breeze from outside sweeping across his face. Most noticeable, however, was the car which was sitting in the center of the room on top of the demolished exterior wall.
According to the official report, Woodberry, a 44-year-old, was driving his 2005, four-door Cadillac down Lunar Lake Circle just before the incident occurred. For reasons that are not clear (it seems that the official investigation has ruled out the possibility of a link to alcohol, but it is not known whether or not any other illicit substances were tested for or found), Woodberry lost control of his vehicle, tore across the lawn, and crashed into the McCarthy’s home.
The collision point happened right at the wall of the three boys’ bedroom, and the car was moving with enough force to plow completely through the wall and into the room. All three of the children suffered from small injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital, however the report indicated that the fact that the three of them did not experience anything worse was something of a miracle. A bunk-bed in the room is being given at least partial credit for saving the boys’ lives.
Woodberry claims that the breaks in his car locked up in the moments before the crash, a claim which has yet to be proven or disproven by the authorities helming the official investigation.
No other individuals were injured as a result of the collision, and it is believed that the three children were released from the hospital shortly after being admitted. It is not known whether or not any charges have yet been filed against Woodberry
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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