Moment pick-up truck skids on the road and plows into the living room of family, narrowly missing their four dogs.

  • Ryan and Ana Hudgeons New Mexico home was damaged during their outing
  • Mrs Hudgeons claimed that police told her that the driver was speeding and distracted.
  • The family’s four dogs stayed at home and were just in time to be hit by the truck.
  • Jon Parrett, Gallup Fire Marshal, reminded drivers of the dangers posed by using their phones

Footage captures the dramatic moment when a distracted driver crashed into a home, narrowly missing four dogs, and causing extensive damage.

The incident occurred in Gallup, New Mexico on October 25, and caused extensive damage to a home belonging to Ana and Ryan Hudgeons, who were not home at the time.

Surveillance cameras outside and inside the property captured footage of a white truck driving through the garden, before hitting into the side of a house and through the living area.

Mrs Hudgeons claimed that she was told by police to speed up and be distracted when the crash occurred. 

Photo shows the extent of the damage caused when a white pick-up truck smashed into the side of a family home in Gallup, New Mexico, on October 25

Photo shows the extent and damage caused by a white pick up truck that crashed into the side wall of a Gallup, New Mexico family home on October 25. 

The white pickup truck is seen travelling at a high speed through the front yard, smashing through the gates and bushes.

The vehicle also narrowly missed Olie, a family dog who appears to be asleep on a couch before running away when it crashes.

The truck smashes into the house’s side, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Ana, her husband Ryan Hudgeons and their young child were not at home at the time of the crash but there three dogs were and they narrowly avoided being hit

Ryan Hudgeons’ wife Ana and their young child weren’t at home at the time, but the three dogs were there and they narrowly avoided being struck. 

Another angle shows the Hudgeons’ living area with three dogs, Kava, Zora, and Roko relaxing on the sofa.

The three dogs are disturbed by the sound of the truck smashing through the garden fence and gates. They jump up just in time for the vehicle to crash into the corner of their living room, leaving a gaping hole.

The truck leaves a corner of the room untouched, and the three dogs run into the house, unharmed.

Pictured: a view from the living room living room where Kava, Zora and Roko had been lounging on the sofa moments before the crash

Pictured: A view from the living-room living room, where Kava and Zora were lounging on the couch moments before the crash.

Ana Hudgeons, Ana’s husband Ryan, and their daughter were home at the time of the incident, spoke out after it. 

Gallup Fire Marshal Jon Parrett told KOB4 that had the couple’s child been playing in the garden when the crash happened ‘it could have ended her life’.

He said to the TV station that a split second of looking at your phone, making a phone call, or sending out a text could make a difference in someone’s life.

“One second of distraction could change someone’s entire life.”

“Fortunately, there was no one home at that time.”

Mr Parrett claimed that the pickup truck’s occupants suffered minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital. 

The Hudgeons' other dog Olie had been sleeping on a chair in the garden when the truck crashed through. The rear of the white pick up truck can be seen on the left hand side as it smashes into the side of the house

Olie, the Hudgeons’ other dog, was sleeping in a garden chair when the truck crashed into their house. As it crashes into the side of the house, the rear end of the white pick-up truck can be seen to the left.

Mrs Hudgeons, who owns a photography business out of the house, stated that ‘priceless’ heirlooms were lost in the crash.

She continued, “I came home to find that my entire fence line was gone. There was also a gaping hole in our home on the side.” 

“I literally didn’t know what I was seeing – it was incredible.” I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Crews spent three hour at the house, trying to make it safe, after having gotten a whiff of gas.

Mr Parrett stated that they didn’t want anyone to sleep in their house and that they made sure they had somewhere to stay that night.

A fundraising page was created to support the “beautiful” family and has raised more than $1,600 so far.