‘Absolutely lucky to be alive:’ Car plows into Federal Way home while family sleeps

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- A family is thankful to be alright after a car slammed into the front of their home early Wednesday morning.

Brad and Kristy Ulrich were asleep when the impact of the collision shook their house and left a gaping hole in the spare bedroom. The driver ran off leaving the car stuck in the home.

“Absolutely lucky to be alive,” said Kristy Ulrich, homeowner. “We are just happy that we are all here.”

The car pushed the wall into the master bedroom where they were sleeping. Ulrich said she slept through it, but the impact woke her husband.

“I tried to get outside my side of the bed and I can’t get out because there is drywall and pictures and all of that all over the place,” said Ulrich.

A tow truck pulled the car out of the Ulrich’s home at 12th Avenue SW and SW 316th Street. The family has lived here for nearly two decades.

Fortunately, their 15-year-old daughter’s room is on the other side of the house. They are now in the process of contacting their insurance company.

Federal Way Police are searching for the driver.

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