Student Driver Crashes into High School

Teen driver was behind the wheel of her friend's car officials said

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012  |  Updated 7:14 AM PDT
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Student Driver Crashes into High School

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An unlicensed driver lost control of a vehicle, slamming it into the side of a local high school.

The driver was behind the wheel of a friend’s car in the parking lot of Mount Carmel High School around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The teenager tried to stop the car but hit the gas pedal instead of the brake according to police. That’s when the car struck the curb.

“In her panic, she just kept her foot on the accelerator and struck the building,” said Officer Kenneth Rawls with San Diego police.

Officers say the driver had a learners permit.

The damage to the school was moderate. Two benches were also destroyed in the crash.

No one was injured.
 

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