Bump in the night: Car crashes through house in Buda hit and run

An insurance adjuster examines a hole left in the living room of the Alcala family home in Buda. (Photo by Veronica Gordon)


A loud boom jarred Josh Alcala from a sound sleep early Friday morning. When he ran to his living room to investigate, all he could see was a huge hole in his living room and no culprit to be found.

According to Buda police reports, a car drove into Alcala’s family home in the 500 block of Main Street at about 2:45 a.m.

The report shows that a car was traveling south on Main Street when it left the roadway and struck the residence. The car then reversed and came to a stop beside the roadway. It then continued onto Main Street and traveled in the opposite lane of traffic. The driver and the type of vehicle are unknown.

Buda Police Chief Bo Kidd said the department doesn’t have any leads or witnesses in the hit and run.

In the meantime, Alcala was concerned about the suspect’s safety.

“I hope the person’s alright because the house is replaceable,” Alcala said, while standing outside his home assessing the damage in the daylight.

The steel posts holding up an awning where a doorway used to be, were completely bent and twisted. A large section of wall was missing.

“No one in the house was hurt,” Alcala said. “We’re all good and accounted for.”

The crash startled the homeowners’ cats, but the two felines weren’t hurt, Alcala said.

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