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Spokane Valley family concerned after another crash into yard

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Bridgette Eminger is concerned about car crashes on her property. Bridgette Eminger is concerned about car crashes on her property.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Bridgette Eminger is considering moving her family after yet another vehicle crashed into her Spokane Valley property.

Eminger awoke Saturday to an ugly car wreck in her front yard. Police told her a driver speeding more than 80 mph lost control and crashed into the weeping willow in her front yard.

The driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say he will likely survive.

Eminger says her family is lucky her lone tree stopped the car in its tracks. Otherwise it may have struck a corner bedroom where two young girls were sleeping.

The outside of the house, on the other side of the kids' bedroom, was coated with battery acid Saturday, after the battery flew out and struck the home during the crash.

“If the tree hadn't been there, somebody would have been in the hospital for sure,” Eminger said. “It would have taken out the side of the house.”

But most troubling for Eminger is that this isn't the first crash her family's seen. Last year, on Good Friday, a man died after he crashed his vehicle into a tree on their property. The family cut down that tree for safety, and now they believe they'll have to do the same with the weeping willow struck last night.

“It's our house,” Eminger said. “It makes you angry.”

Angry that this family must consider moving, because they fear next time, they won't be so lucky.

“We love where we live but it's not worth their lives to stay sometimes,” Eminger said

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