The apartment I lived in before I was married. One night my boyfriend was over and we were watching a movie when we heard what sounded like the "crash" of the garbage truck lifting the dumpster... except that instead of a single crash-bang, it went on and on and on and on and on...
Turned out that a woman had accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes when she had intended to turn into the gas station next door to the apartment complex. So she'd hit the corner of a parked car hard enough to cause it to hit the car in front of it, that car to hit the car in front of it, etc., so that seven cars parallel-parked in a row all banged into each other. But hitting the parked car hadn't been enough to stop her. She'd barreled across the lawn, gone up a hill, through a chain-link fence, and into the corner of the apartment building.
I suspect she was drunk. Or something. Because I don't understand how you could accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, right after you came around a corner (so she shouldn't have been going too fast to begin with), hit a car, and keep going about 100 feet over rough terrain (hopping a curb, going up a hill and through a fence) without managing to brake the car until you hit a building.
When I was a kid, I remember hearing a story that happened in my city but not my neighborhood. An older woman was taking a shower when a man broke into her house and went into her bathroom. She stormed out of the bathroom. "How dare you, break into an old woman's house and scare her half to death! You ought to be ashamed of yourself, you rapscallion! Who is your mother, because she needs to know what a scamp she has raised! You young people have no respect for the elderly, you naughty boy! How dare you startle an old woman in the shower! I could have had a heart attack!" Etc. The whole time, she is bearing down on him, shaking her fist in his face. She backs him all the way down the stairs, out of the house, and stands in the front yard screaming at him as he drives off. I totally want to be that woman when I'm old. Although I think I'd rip off the shower curtain to cover myself before I chased him all the way outside.