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Maryland Man's Home Hit by Car for Fifth Time



    Car Crashes Into Maryland Man's Home for Fifth Time

    An 88-year-old man is cleaning up his home after, for the fifth time since the 1970s, a car slammed into it. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    A car crashed into the home of an 88-year-old man early Wednesday -- marking the fifth time a vehicle has hit the house in Prince George's County.

    Leonard Miller was sleeping on a couch about 2 a.m. when he felt a crash nearby. A Honda had slammed into the front of the house on Cipriano Road in Lanham.

    "When that car came in, I jumped up and said, 'Damn, another car hit my house,'" Miller said.

    He moved into the house in 1971. It's on a curve on a fast street, and drivers often lose control. The front of the house used to have wooden pillars, but a car crashed into them and snapped them.

    Miller then put in brick pillars. The crash Wednesday reduced some of those to rubble.

    Speaking with News4's Pat Collins, Miller had a sense of humor about the trouble.

    "What I'm going to do, Pat, is I'm going to get one of those signs, like a target, and I'm going to put it on my house," he said.

    The accomplished bowler -- who scored a perfect 300 once at age 75 and once at age 82 -- said he was not afraid when the car hit the house. 

    "Why should I get scared? If I get scared, I might have a stroke or something. I'm not into that stroke business," he said.  

    No charges had been filed against the driver as of Wednesday evening. A friend took the driver to a hospital after the crash.