The car went through a chain-linked fence in the front yard, and ended up crashing through the home's breezeway. It landed in the backyard, propped up against a tree.
"I'm just grateful that both of us are here....I don't know what else to say", O'Neill said.
This is not he first time Patricia has had her property damaged by passing cars. Her fence out front has been hit in the same spot, at least 4 other times.
After this latest incident, it has gotten to the point where she doesn't feel safe inside her home. Patricia says she has contacted the city in the past, suggesting that a stop sign be placed at the dangerous intersection. But no action has ever been taken.
"I've just about had it...and I'm not the only one because I know my neighbors have complained, and they've gotten to satisfaction either", she told 22News.
Patricia hopes this accident will serve as a wake-up call to the city, so another family doesn't have to experience what she's going through.
Springfield Police say the driver of the car was seriously injured and rushed to Baystate Medical Center. He is expected to be okay.