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Meadows family asks for help after home destroyed by car

Pictured: Josh Meadows and Keely Meadows, 5 Pictured: Josh Meadows and Keely Meadows, 5
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Despite the boards that cover the gaping hole in their home, the magnitude of the damage can still be seen.

Two weeks after a car plowed through their home, the Meadows family is picking up the pieces together.

Fortunately, parents Josh and April are safe, along their children, Keely, Jaden and Brylee. But it will be a long road to recovery for 5-year-old Keely.

A broken collarbone and swollen T-6 vertebrae are the scars she's left with after being pinned beneath the Mustang that destroyed the home.

Josh Meadows remembers that moment clearly, saying that he searched for his daughter amid the rubble in a panic.

"I was looking for Keely because I could see two of the kids but I couldn't find her," Meadows said. "I heard her whimper and she was up almost under the car. I went to digging for her, and found her and pulled her out of the house."

That heroic act was caught on camera by a neighbor.

Meadows' only son, just like his dad, was also desperate to pull his sister to safety.

"I was wondering what happened," Jaden said. "I say Brylee so I came over to get her. I sat her down and moved all the rubbish out of the way and picked her up and I came outside with her in my arms."

Brylee and Jaden were taken to the hospital with their mother, April, where they were evaluated and quickly released.

The family is represented by attorney Ted Liggit.

"These folks just need a bit of help," Liggit said. "They've got an unbelievable path ahead of them with huge medical bills. They've had to miss a lot of work. So, they contacted our firm to get some help and that's what we are going to do."

A fund has been set up for the Meadows family to help pay for medical expenses. If you would like to donate, you can go by any Vista Bank location and ask for the Meadows Family Love Fund.

Vista Bank locations:

Abernathy
317 Main Street
Abernathy, TX 79311

Crosbyton
104 W. Main Street
Crosbyton, TX 79322

Hale Center
701 Main Street
Hale Center, TX 79041

Idalou
930 Frontage Rd
Idalou, TX 79329

Lorenzo
705 6th Street
Lorenzo, TX 79343

Lubbock (19th Street)
4350 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407

Lubbock (50th Street)
4621 50th Street
Lubbock, TX 79414

Lubbock (98th Street)
4515 98th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424

Petersburg
1523 Main Street
Petersburg, TX 79250

Plainview
3000 Olton Road
Plainview, TX 79072

Ralls
901 Main Street
Ralls, TX 79357

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