On Saturday, January 28, 2023, a family in Hawaii was nearly crushed under a boulder when a massive rock crashed into their home.
The horrific incident was caught by home security camera, which showed a massive boulder crashing into a home in Hawaii over the weekend, nearly missing a woman who reportedly moved in with her family a week ago.
Video showed the woman, identified as Caroline Sasaki, walking down the hallway of her home on the Honolulu hillside when a boulder rammed through a wall, almost hitting her inside the house.
According to multiple reports, the five-foot boulder tore through the grounds of the home and slammed into the living room before landing in a bedroom. According to authorities, no one was injured in the incident.
Hawaii authorities are investigating the cause of the boulder that broke through a house
Authorities in Hawaii are reportedly investigating the source behind a massive boulder falling into the home of a family who were only in the newly built home for about a week when the rock destroyed their home.
Describing the horrifying ordeal to KITV 4, Caroline Sasaki, the 65-year-old resident of the home, who was deeply distressed at being nearly crushed by the giant rock, said:
“All I heard was the bang as the glass broke from the sliding door, so I backed up and I think it went right through me. I didn’t watch the video but they said if I went any further I probably wouldn’t be here.”
While authorities continue to investigate the source of the boulder, Sasaki, who appears exhausted from the incident, told KHON 2 that she suspects nearby excavation work on a planned hillside development was responsible for the boulder entering her home fell.
The suspicion was also echoed by other homeowners in the Hawaii Hillside neighborhood, who shared Sasaki’s concerns about the development project wreaking havoc in the area. Sasaki, who said this was an unprecedented incident, told the outlet:
“We used to live in this place. We simply tore down the old house and rebuilt it; and it has never happened, heavy rain and hurricane warnings nothing. So no stones ever came down. We had some issues with them carving the mountain and I don’t know if that’s the reason.”
However, the development’s owner, Bingning Li, dismissed Sasaki’s claims and insisted his project was not at fault in the latest incident. Bingning Li countered that the boulder rolled off his property from a much greater height. Regarding the allegations he said:
“Not at all, that’s from way up, I was looking at one of these rocks about 50 feet from the top of the property and landed over there and then came down here. So it hit one of the cables it was supposed to stop and the cable snapped. That took a lot of energy, otherwise this damage would have been much greater.”
Meanwhile, investigators continue to investigate the case.