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HOUSTON Hotel guests in The Galleria area got a big surprise when a van came crashing into one of the rooms Saturday afternoon.

According to the Houston Police Department, it all happened at the Hampton Inn off Post Oak Parkway.

Witnesses said a man was driving erratically in the parking lot before he lost control and crashed. The car caught fire, but no one inside the hotel was hurt.

It s a very nice hotel, but when things like that happen, you never know, its scary, Tara McConnel, a hotel guest, said.

It is scary, because if we had have gotten here earlier, you never know what could have happened to us, Laura Almdovar, another hotel guest, said.

The driver was taken to the hospital. Police said a passenger ran off, but came back and was arrested.

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