This morning at 1:22am, Washington County Deputies responded to a call of a SUV into an apartment building on SW Barnes Road. Upon arrival, deputies find that the driver of the SUV crashed through the side of the apartment and trapped the sleeping homeowner.
The initial investigation determined the driver of the SUV, 34-year-old Crystal Tomlin of Bakersfield California fell asleep, left the road, and crashed into the apartment. The homeowner, 40-year-old John Glavin was asleep in bed when the SUV crashed through the apartment wall. He was trapped by the SUV and once he was freed, he was transported to Emanuel Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor and Crystal Tomlin was not arrested at the scene. The investigation is on-going.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses.
Photos and News Release: Washington County Sheriff’s Office