Car crashes into elderly couple's home

Cell photo from the scene (Stefanie Bainum/WCIV)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- When JoAnn and Harold Grohler went to bed Tuesday night, they never thought they would wake up to the sound of their neighbor crashing her car into their home.

"It sounded like an explosion," JoAnn said. "I was shaking so bad when I saw it."

The Grohlers say the accident happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"I saw headlights in the living room and didn't know what was going on," she said.

JoAnn says it was her neighbor that crashed into the front of her home and she says she hopes her insurance company will pay for the damage.

JoAnn and her husband Harold, who are 74 and 83 years old respectively, say they have lived in the home on Londonderry Road in the Pepperhill subdivision since 1971.

EMS checked the couple out and neither of them were hurt in the incident.Officials said Wednesday the driver of the car, Chanea M. Stone, has been ticketed for careless operation. According to a spokesperson with the NCPD, Stone was leaving her driveway when she somehow lost control of her vehicle striking several mailboxes before her car crashed in to the Grohler's living room.