Woman Crashes Car into Home: Talmadge

Incident happened as driver was taking lessons: officials

By Joseph Young
|  Sunday, Sep 4, 2011  |  Updated 11:12 PM PDT
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Woman Crashes Car into Home: Talmadge

Picture shows a car that crashed inside of home in Talmadge just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 4. Police said the driver was in the middle of a lesson when she panicked and hit the gas.

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No injuries were reported after a car crashed into home in Talmadge Sunday morning, said San Diego Fire-Rescue officials.

The crash happened at a home in the 4800 block of Winona Avenue just before 10 a.m., said SDFD Battalion Chief Ben Castro.

A female driver was behind the wheel of a sedan during a driving lesson when she lost control of the vehicle, Castro said.

After seeing something in the road, the young woman reportedly panicked and hit the gas.

The sedan ended up in the side of the single family residence, damaging the front of the house and compromising the structural support.

“Good thing she had her seatbelt on and so did the passenger,” said Castro, “nobody in the house was anywhere near where the impact happened so no one was hurt.”

The home’s resident, Mr. Ligeon, said he was working on a computer in a back room and quickly checked to see if his dog “Chloe”  was hurt after the car struck the home. “I knew something had broken, and I was just hoping it wasn’t the dog that caused it,” Ligeon said .

The damaged room used to be a music area for his now deceased wife, Ligeon added.

“I’m still in shock over [the accident] of course,” Ligeon said, “but I’m just happy nobody was hurt…it’s a little more adventure than I would have cared for.”
 

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