A 5-foot boulder came barreling into a Hawaii home, leaving the family is in shock.
Boulder Rocks Unsuspecting Resident
The residents of a home in Hawaii are reeling from a startling event in which a 5-foot boulder unexpectedly entered their residence.
On Sunday evening in Honolulu, Caroline Sasaki was entering her living room when the massive rock made impact with her home.
The boulder had rolled down from a nearby hillside, broken through a cinderblock wall, scraped the family’s car, and finally crashed through the living room before landing in one of the bedrooms. Fortunately, Sasaki narrowly escaped injury as the boulder just missed her while she was walking towards the couch to watch TV.
According to Hawaii News Now, the family had only recently moved into the home earlier this month.
Here’s What Happened
“I heard the loud boom, and apparently, the boulder passed right in front of me, which I didn’t know,” Carol told Hawaii News Now. “I didn’t see it. All I heard was the boom and then somebody asking me if I was okay.”
Despite three other individuals being present in the house at the time of the incident, none of them sustained any injuries similar to Sasaki.
An inquiry has been launched to identify the origin of the boulder and how it managed to penetrate the house. As of Monday, the rock remains inside the house, as per Hawaii News Now.
“Basically, I’m in shock,” Sasaki told ABC7. “I refuse to look at the videos, so I — I’m not sure how close — but everybody’s telling me I’m lucky.”
She added, “God is with me.”
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According to Hawaii News Now, significant transformations have taken place in the area in recent years, including the construction of a cement wall that supports the steep hillside adjacent to Sasaki’s residence.
“There was a concern before this even happened,” Sasaki said of the nearby hillside where many boulders rest.
“At least one of them could have been killed instantly,” longtime resident Craig Tomita told the outlet. He added, “There was so much adrenaline flowing that it just brought me down for a while.”
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