Teen recovers after SUV crashed into home

September 22, 2009 4:08:09 AM PDT
A sleeping teen is recovering after a SUV slammed into his bedroom apartment on Lawrence Avenue Sunday afternoon.Xavian Bouldin told Eyewitness News he thought he was in a living nightmare when he woke up with the SUV on his chest.

"I actually thought it was a dream, cause I needed my medicine and it was hard for me to breath," Bouldin said. "So I was just like banging, cause I felt this stuff around me. But I thought it was a dream."

Bouldin said he has asthma and he needed his medication. It took crews about 40 minutes to get the 19-year-old unpinned from under the SUV.

"One of the tires was on my chest a little bit, and I got a bruise," Bouldin said.

The SUV belongs to Patricia Dawson. She said she didn't know her 16-year-old autistic son, Kwamee Dawson, got her keys and tried to drive the vehicle.

"I heard a crash, I came outside and I found my vehicle in this apartment over here," Dawson said. "I heard moans and growns, however, I thought it was my son moaning and groaning. But once he was out of the vehicle, I still continued to hear the moans and growns and I started screaming that someone else was in the apartment."

Bouldin was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with minor injuries and was released Monday afternoon.

Kwamee Dawson was not injured in the crash.

Police referred the case to the Department of Social Service and no charges are going to be filed.

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