An SUV crashed into a house in Evanston, Illinois, sending flying debris into a bedroom where two children were playing and sleeping. The 68-year-old driver was driving south on the street when he ran into several parked vehicles. He was attempting to turn around, stepped on the accelerator and the SUV rammed the house. A grandmother and her two granddaughters were home during the accident and barely escaped the debris. One child was in a bed near the window, and the other was playing nearby when the accident happened. Luckily, no one was injured. An ambulance took the driver to the hospital for breathing problems. The local police are investigating the accident.
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