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Car drives into apartment, hits woman inside

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(WMC) - Two Cordova families were forced out of their homes after a car smashed through an apartment and hit a woman inside.

When Shelby County firefighters and other first responders arrived at the Appling Lakes apartment complex, they found a car had crashed 15 feet into an apartment's living room.

The car hit a woman inside, sending her to the hospital in fair condition with a few cuts. No one else was seriously hurt.

The impact also broke some water pipes that started leaking into the apartment. Neighbor Rex Hammonds Jr. said he heard a loud boom when the car hit the building.

"I was just afraid because you don't see that every day ... you hear a loud boom and I knew it was people inside because it was so late," said Hammonds. "You know, I was just concerned with the family and about the driver."

The sheriff's office is looking into how the woman behind the wheel careened out of the parking lot and over the lawn to end up in the apartment.

There is no word yet on whether she will be cited.

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