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Car crashes into home, narrowly misses girl

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A car crashed into a house, narrowly missing a young girl who was sound asleep.

It happened late Sunday night near 69th Avenue and Indian School Road.  

Twelve-year-old Esa Clark-Guiboa was sleeping with her puppy Batman when a black BMW crashed into her house, missing her bed by mere inches. Esa didn't know what had happened until her mom started screaming.

Esa said, "My mom said, 'Esa.' I'm like, 'What?' 'Someone crashed into your room.' I'm like, 'What?' Then I saw the car more clearly and I'm like, 'Oh my gosh' and it was just a couple inches away from my bed."

It happened at about 10:30 p.m. Terri Guiboa had just sent Esa to bed.

Guiboa said, "We were sitting watching some television, relaxing, chilling out from the day. We heard a big boom."

The impact sent a dresser flying across the room and crashing into the closet door.

The suspected driver, 26-year-old Daneil Patin, took off, and Guiboa went after him.

Guiboa said, "A good Samaritan saw the guy get out of the car and run and pointed me in the right direction. I nabbed him and held him until the police came and came back and she's alive. That's all I cared about. She's alive."

Not only is Esa alive, she was barely hurt. However, now her bedroom has a new, unwanted window.

Guiboa said, "We have a lot of people that don't care anymore. A lot of people that don't think about another human life."

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