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Woman rattled awake after car crashes into her bedroom

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – An 85-year-old woman on Friday is lucky to be alive after a group of teenagers slammed a car right into her home.

The incident happened just after midnight Friday while the El Cajon resident was sleeping.

Mary Smith said “it was a bang” when the car slammed into her bedroom.

“I mean, when you wake up like that, you don’t think that until the next day, but I was shaken and I am still shaking today,” she said. 10:18 "it was a bang 10:19

Mary said she initially though it was an earthquake. “The lights from the car lit up my bedroom and I thought, it’s not an earthquake. I better go check to see what that is.”

By the time Mary got outside, her neighbors had already called police.

“It was a good impact. To break that stucco, I thought she was very lucky and not get hurt,” said Jim Hernandez.

As for the occupants of the car, witnesses said three teenage girls ran from the scene.

Hours later, one of them returned to Mary’s house to apologize.

“You could tell she was scared. She was crying and she was scared. It was her uncle who brought her. I hugged her – gave her a big hug and told her everything is alright. We all make mistakes and learn by our mistakes,” said Mary.

A News 8 crew was able to locate the apartment listed on the car’s registration, but no one answered the door.

Police said they have identified the three teenagers.

Police said they don’t believe alcohol was involved, but instead authorities are labeling the incident as a joy ride gone badly.

Mary told News 8 the teens are in the car include a 17-year-old driver and two 13-year-olds. Police were not able to confirm the ages for News 8.

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