Grandfalls family looking to rebuild after semi plows through home

Grandfalls family looking to rebuild after semi plows through home

Grandfalls, TX (KWES) - A Grandfalls family is trying to pick up the pieces after an 18-wheeler plowed through their home Sunday evening. Officials said the driver fell asleep.

Thankfully, no one was hurt but the house is unlivable.

Memories are scattered across the ground where a garage once stood and a home is in unlivable conditions. All because of a semi that came plowing through the home while driving down a road directly across from the home.

"It's a miracle nobody was hurt," said Clifford Kidd, the son of the homeowner. "The truck driver, my sister, nobody. I guess that's as lucky as you can get it in a situation like this."

Clifford Kidd's father built this home and his mother, Marie Kidd has lived here since 1950.

"[She's] 93-year-old and she has problems, old people problems," said Kidd. "She's in a wheelchair and a couple of years ago they had to cut her legs off, she knew something was wrong."

Kidd wants to re-build and work to make the home livable. It's all powered by a promise he made to his mom a few years ago.

"She wanted me to promise her that she could die at home and that's what I've been trying to do," said Kidd. "It's been hard but I never faced the fact that she wouldn't have a home and I guess that's what I'm looking at."

It's a promise Kidd intends to keep, his first priority is to find his mother and  sister a temporary home. As for the rebuilding process, well, Kidd said he'll have to learn as he goes.

"I really don't know, like I said I've never been standing in these shoes before," said Kidd. "I don't know."

The Kidd family said they do not have an estimate of how much construction will cost. DPS said the driver of the semi was not cited, that's because falling asleep while driving is not a traffic violation.

To help the Kidd family click here.

Copyright 2017 KWES. All rights reserved.