William Bryan was inside his Somerset home about 8:30 Tuesday morning.
“It sounded like an explosion,” said Bryan.
Instead, he found an SUV upside down in his garage.
“My first though was the people in it. I felt there was no way they could survive something like this,” he said.
Police say 17 year old Raina Tremble was driving the Land Rover Discovery and Christopher Campbell was her passenger. They were headed west on Thurman Road when police say Trimble ran off the right side of the road, then in an attempt to get back on the road, overcorrected and ran off the roadway, down the hillside and into the garage. Both were airlifted to UK Hospital.
Both suffered what police are calling critical injuries. They were on their way to Southwestern High School were officials say both are popular students. Campbell is on the soccer team. A firefighter at the scene told Bryan that the welding bench may have actually saved their lives, by propping up the truck.
Dozens of students and staff from Southwestern High School made a trip to UK hospital Tuesday afternoon, including the coach and all the seniors from the boys' soccer team, where Campbell is a striker and Tremble is a team manager.
Many huddled around as they awaited word on their friends. Tremble is listed in serious and Campbell is listed in critical condition.