One person was injured in a Coral Springs, Florida accident when he lost control of his car and allegedly ran into a house, news sources report. Two minors, a 15-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, were in the home when the accident occurred; they were not injured. The driver, 27, who reports did not identify by name, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the Coral Springs Medical Center. He is now facing charges of driving with a suspended license and failure to use due care. It is unclear whether the homeowner will file for damages, nor were the extent of the damage to the home mentioned in reports.
The accident occurred at around 4:45 Sunday afternoon on Northwest 123rd Avenue, reports say. Investigators say the suspect was driving on a suspended license at the time of the crash. The driver reportedly stepped on his vehicle’s accelerator instead of the break, which sent his car into the side of a nearby home. Reports say a teen girl and a young boy were in the home watching TV when the accident occurred; luckily, neither of them sustained injury in the collision.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and took the driver to the Coral Springs Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver told police that he accidently stepped on his gas pedal instead of his brake pedal prior to running into the home. Police say the driver was not intoxicated or under the influence of other drugs. It is not yet known whether the homeowner will file a lawsuit to pay for the damage to his or her home.
In other accident-related news, three people were killed in a Palatka, Florida accident Sunday when their SUV turned into the path of a tractor-trailer, reports say. The driver, Tony Kinlaw, 45, and his two passengers, Bo Dennis Anthony Williams Sr., 55, and Sabrina Guthrie, 19, were pronounced dead following the accident. It is unclear whether the tractor-trailer driver, Tony Kinlaw, was injured. An investigation is currently ongoing. Investigators say the victims were not wearing their seat belts during the crash.
Reports say the accident occurred around Sunday afternoon. Kinlaw was turning out of a gas station parking lot onto U.S. 17 and drove in front of McCoy’s tractor-trailer, which was headed down U.S. 17. Reports say the truck driver attempted to swerve and miss the SUV but was unable to do so. His truck collided with the SUV’s side, shoving it through a median and into the southbound lanes. The SUV reportedly rolled over during the crash and came to a rest on its roof.
Paramedics arrived on the scene following the accident and rushed Williams and Kinlaw to a nearby hospital; they later succumbed to their injuries. Respondents pronounced Guthrie dead at the scene. An investigation into the accident is ongoing. A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol says none of the SUV’s occupants were wearing their safety belts. At this time no charges have been filed. McCoy has not commented publicly on the incident.