Jeep goes airborne, slams into second story of Smyrna home

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A family of four in Smyrna woke to a crash early Wednesday after a SUV went airborne and landed inside their home.

A driver was traveling in a jeep down Ward Street when the vehicle turned onto Powder Springs Street and went up in to the air.

Police said the SUV went through bushes and then crashed into a house. The jeep went into a stairwell, smashing sheetrock and bursting pipes.  

The owner of the home, who didn't want to be identified, said he felt "fortunate" that he, his wife and two young children were able to get out. 

It's unclear if the driver had a medical issue or if speed was a factor in the crash.

"The speed is undetermined but it is an act of God no one was hurt," Smyrna Master Police Officer Louis Defense told FOX 5's Kaitlyn Pratt. 



Once the driver was extricated and whisked away to the hospital, the work began to remove the Jeep, and cover the resulting hole in the home's side.  

The driver was alert when taken into the ambulance, according to police.