Atlanta woman left homeless after stolen car leaves hole in her home | News


ATLANTA (CBS46) – Precious Marshall has her back against the wall. A hole in her house, caused by a car collision while she slept, left her homeless.

” I was very scared. I jumped out of bed and hit the ground instantly because I thought the house was about to collapse,” Marshall said.

According to Marshall and police, a black Ford SUV somehow missed two trees before crashing and getting stuck between the two houses on Astor Avenue in Sylvan Hills.

A neighbor CBS46 spoke to said she saw the driver drive away.

Due to damage to Marshall’s home, she has been homeless for 4 weeks.

“Georgia Power deemed the house unlivable, so they turned off the electricity and gas and told me I wasn’t allowed in the house. It’s overwhelming, so overwhelming, and it’s depressing Because at the end of the day, I still have nowhere to call home,” Marshall said.

Firefighters also deemed the house unsafe.

“I’m now in the situation where home insurance is trying to see if I can get temporary accommodation until they finish renovating the house, but they said it’s not included,” he said. said Marshall.

Marshall told CBS46 that police told him the car was reported stolen and as of now, the car insurer is not liable for damages.

“The Red Cross provided assistance for a week and after that they told me there was nothing else they could do. Now I go from place to place or I sleep in my car.

It’s not just Marshall who is now homeless, his three three-month-old puppies are also homeless.

“They are like my babies.”

She said the homeowner’s insurance company had been to the house twice, but hadn’t yet told her when the house would be fixed, meaning she had to spend the winter without a home .

“I don’t really know how to present things in a respectful way. Other than please take my case more seriously than you are because I’m in a tough spot,” Marshall said.

In an email, the home insurance company said it does not discuss customer claims with the public and that someone has contacted Marshall’s grandfather, who owns the home.


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