DAVENPORT (FOX 13) -
It was a wake-up call Stefanie Macdonald never expected.
"We heard a big bang. We didn't know what it was," she said.
It woke her family up instantly.
"It felt like the house was falling apart," said Christian Macdonald.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office said they got the call around 4 a.m. Deputies learned a pickup truck, described as a silver or light colored extended-cab 2000 Dodge Ram, went into the Davenport neighborhood and crashed into a parked car at the Macdonalds' home, causing the car to go into the house off Cottonwood Drive.
'You could hear the reversing. It sounded like he was just trying to get away. He didn't want anyone to know what happened," said Stefanie.
The Macdonalds' security cameras caught the truck driver's actions.
Stefanie said if it wasn't for the car parked outside, the damage could have been fatal.
"I honestly believe that car saved my daughters' lives," she said.
Stefanie's husband, Christian, bought the car over the weekend.
"My husband said it is the best $3,200 spent," she continued.
Christian said it is only a small loss compared to what could have happened to their two daughters and son.
"I had a couple of cuts from the glass flying in, but we were more concerned about them," he offered.
Now they are focused on the surveillance footage and finding out who the identify of the driver.
"It was disgusting to see that anybody could do anything like that and just leave. He could have at least made sure that what he did that everyone was okay that no one was seriously hurt or injured," said Stefanie.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office continues their investigation. They describe the driver as a large-framed white or Hispanic male who fled the scene in the damaged truck. He was last seen exiting the neighborhood and traveling toward Highway 27.
They ask if you have any information on the driver or the truck to contact them at 863-298-6200.
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