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Driver crashes through Phoenix neighborhood before walking away from damage

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PHOENIX — Police say a driver crashed through a Phoenix neighborhood overnight and fled the scene.

Phoenix police says the incident happened near 35th Avenue and Camelback Road just after midnight on Thursday.

A single vehicle reportedly crashed into a parked car and neighborhood wall before the driver walked away on foot.

ABC15 spoke with a neighbor and her family who say they are counting their blessings.

Katia Diaz tells ABC15 her front door, windows, and shutters are gone. Even their cinder-block fence is destroyed.

“As I was falling asleep, I felt like. Something moved us,” she recalled.

That something was her car after a driver plowed into it, causing it to ram into their house.

“It sounded like an explosion. I just grabbed my niece. All I remember is grabbing her, giving her to my dad, running outside to see what had happened,” she added.

Diaz quickly realized her car was totaled, and…

“I saw that a guy was getting out of the car. And I started describing him to the police officers. He was wearing black sweatshirt with white leggings. Probably mid thirties. White Caucasian male,” she added.

Diaz tells ABC15 this is not the first time a crash like this has happened in the neighborhood.

“This isn’t the first time this has happened?” asked ABC15’s Luzdelia Caballero.

“Oh yeah. This is actually the 3rd time this has happened,” Diaz responded.

Police say no one was injured, but they are looking for the person responsible for the damage.

The Diaz family and their neighbors have created fundraisers.