HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Lashonda Jenkins is still in a state of disbelief.
"She was right there... She was right there."
Their shattered apartment might look like the scene of a horrible accident to most, but to Lashonda Jenkins it looks like a Christmas miracle.
"Yes it is. It was nothing but God, you know. because the car was basically on top of her."
It was just after 9:00 p.m. Christmas Eve when Lashonda heard a loud crash in her daughter's bedroom.
"I went to the room and I couldn't enter the room and a car had crashed through the wall on top of my 11 year old."
Denerica was trapped for about an hour.
When they freed her she had a broken arm, burns, and cuts.
She's recovering at Texas Children's Hospital.
While Lashonda is calling it a miracle, others are saying while it could've been worse and it shouldn't have happened at all.
"It breached the living room," said a man visiting the family. "And it's crazy because a person was intoxicated at the moment."
The driver was a family friend. The girl could be released from the hospital tonight or tomorrow.