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SUV hits Malverne home like 'an earthquake'

The Malverne Police Department said a vehicle crashed

The Malverne Police Department said a vehicle crashed into a home at Hempstead and Ocean avenues in Malverne just after 6 a.m. and that the vehicle's driver, whose identity has not been released, was taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. (June 14, 2012) Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

The alarm went off Thursday morning and Javiera Ortega hit the snooze button.

And that might have saved her life.

Minutes later, a sport utility vehicle that police said was going north on Hempstead Avenue crashed through the south side of her house with such force that it demolished an interior stairway and caused the exterior brick chimney on the north side of the house to crumble...

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