Disabled veteran, mother of two trying to pick up pieces after car crashes through Tucson home

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Published: Dec. 18, 2022 at 3:16 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2022 at 8:45 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson family is without a home after a car crashed through their new house.

The Tucson Police Department confirmed the accident happened on Wednesday, Dec. 14. According to the TPD, the driver did not have a license and was also cited for failure to control and reduce speed.

The family that lives there is dealing with the aftermath.

“I don’t have a house anymore,” said Yessenia Basham, a disabled veteran and mother of two young childer.

She said she was at home with her 4-month-old child when the unthinkable happened.

Basham said she was in the kitchen making a bottle when it “sounded like a bomb” had gone off.

“I look back, there’s dust everywhere, I run to the living room because I hear her crying and there’s a car in my living room,” Basham said.

She said her baby could have been hurt in the accident. She added that she was in her walker and “the couch pushed her out of the way.”

Thankfully, her family lives nearby and is helping her adjust.

Basham said she’s leaning on them for support and housing as she tries to pick up the pieces.

“She’s a disabled veteran. She just got out four months ago. So, she doesn’t have anything. Her income hasn’t kicked in for her disability,” said Delma Montgomery, Basham’s grandmother.

Just days before Christmas, Basham knows that this holiday will look a bit different this year.

If you would like to help or donate to the family, you can find their GoFundMe page HERE.