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Disabled Tucson man lucky to be alive after car crashes into his room

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TUCSON (KVOA) - A Tucson family is counting their blessings after a car crashed into their home off the corner of Camino De La Tierra Sunday night.

The car nearly missing the families son who was already on life support.

"I heard a big bang and when I went to check there was a car that was inside of his room when I went outside there was nobody in the car," Wendell Waldron said. "It seems like some guy ran through my back wall and into his room it came close to killing him. A few feet more over and it would have killed him."

Waldron's 27-year-old son Anthony has been on life support for several years now and is legally blind. As if that wasn't hard enough, a similar incident happened to the family just a few years back, when another driver crashed into the room near his closet just feet away from where he was sleeping.

"Seeing my son... almost being killed," Waldron said, "It took me awhile to stop shaking last night."

Right now the family has been working with their home owners insurance company to try and get the damage covered. Neighbors say even with insurance the family needs help.

"There character and their attitude...(They are the) most humble persons that you will ever meet," neighbor Jorge Parra said. "The father served thirteen years in the Army and they need help. They need help really bad. Their place is falling apart, their fence is falling apart."

As for Waldron he's just thankful for another day with his son.

We reached out to the Tohono O'odham Nation Police Department to see if the driver of the car has been found or if there will be any charges filed, but we have not yet heard back for comment.

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