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James Kelly Anderson Crashes into Home, Drives Through 5 Rooms, Stops in Backyard

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The Oregon Ducks aren’t the only ones moving at high speeds in the Pacific Northwest.

James Kelly Anderson, 28, was driving his SUV at around 100 mph when he crashed it into the Portland, Ore., home of Greg Buckland this past Friday. Anderson quickly left the scene but was picked up by police minutes later and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, hit-and-run driving, reckless driving and criminal mischief according to The Daily Mail.

Buckland, who was walking through one of the hallways of his home at the time of the crash, was hurt when the SUV struck him, throwing him through a wall. He was taken to the hospital for minor injuries to his lip, shoulder and arm. Buckland’s house was also damaged as well.

Anderson’s SUV plunged through five rooms of Buckland’s house - including two bedrooms, the living room and the dining room - shifting the structure three inches in the process and turning the home into a tax write-off.

After the crash, Buckland tried to prevent Anderson (who actually lives in the same neighborhood) from leaving the scene and the two were involved in a heated conversation before Anderson disappeared.

“He got up in my face,” Buckland recalls.

Buckland will have to undergo shoulder surgery after Anderson’s alleged recklessness re-injured a muscle he just had an operation on last week. For the homeowner though, it could have been worse.

“It's a miracle I'm alive,” he told television station Koin Local. “Six inches either way and he would be facing manslaughter charges.”

Anderson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail after the crash which occurred on Friday night.