Car strikes Mobile apartment building, driver has not been located

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — (UPDATE 4:00 PM) — A car crashed into an apartment building in Mobile on Thursday injuring a child. Neighbors say the driver hit two other cars, the front of the apartment, and circled around hitting the back as well before speeding away.

Sabrina Labeaud said she got an unexpected call from her daughter while she was on her way to work on the day after Christmas. Labeaud said, “She called and said to get to her house immediately because someone had crashed their car into the house and the children were in there and one of them was hurt.”

Labeaud told News 5 she rushed over to the home. She said, “As a Grandmother and had just talked to them this morning, I went into a panic and you know I just thought the worst, but I prayed to make sure that they’re going to be okay and things like that.”

Terrance McCarty witnessed the whole thing. He said, “I wouldn’t have thought it would be my neighbor because he’s such a cool cat. He don’t bother nobody, he’s always quiet to himself.”

He said he had just seen that neighbor, and was pulling out of the parking lot when he heard a loud boom. He said, “When he backed up I guess the accelerator was stuck and just ran into that car. Then it come from that car straight on like it jumped around hit that car then jumped over this sidewalk into that house.”

The car hit the front of the apartment which is where Labeaud’s grandchildren were at the time. She said, “There’s a sofa that’s right there by the door and in front of the window. The oldest one that’s 13, she was laying on that sofa, and my grandson was sitting on a chair playing a video game right in front of the television…She’s got some minor cuts and bruises, and her leg, she’s complaining about her leg and her ankle.”

McCarty said after the car circled around the back of the complex hitting it, it took off again, and finally stopped at a nearby gas station. Police at the scene said there is no one in custody at this point.

(ORIGINAL STORY 12:12 PM):

A car hit an apartment building Thursday morning, but the driver was nowhere to be seen.

The crash happened at an apartment building off Lloyds Lane near Girby Road.

The car appeared to have struck the front door of a unit. MPD was on scene and placed yellow caution tape near where the door was knocked into the apartment.

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