Fleeing driver launches into garage, lands on top of vintage car

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TACOMA, Wash. —

A vintage car was buried in rubble after the driver of a speeding car lost control and punched through a garage with police following.

 

Police said the incident happened at about 3 a.m. near Tacoma.

 

The owner of the detached garage, Stephen Medley, said he didn't know anything had happened until police knocked on his door.

 

Officers told the man they were pursuing the driver when he tried and failed to make the turn from 96th Street onto J Street.

 

The car launched into Medley’s garage, landing on top of the man’s 1960 Ford Thunderbird that he bought from his parents in 1968 when he was in the Army during the Vietnam war.

 

"It goes back in history, yeah. Nineteen sixty-eight, that's what, 43 years?  Forty-four years, so, we both survived the war, so I guess that's good, but, we'll see how it works out now,” said Medley.

 

Medley said he hopes the car is salvageable but won't know until the other car is removed and the Thunderbird taken out of the rubble.