Car Crashes Through House in Prince George’s County
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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A woman was injured Tuesday when her car crashed through the front wall of a house in Glenn Dale.
Prince George’s County fire and rescue personnel responded at about 2 p.m. to the 10800 block of Maiden Drive in Glenn Dale to find a silver Toyota Camry completely through the front brick wall of a house.
Neighbors said they heard a loud “boom” after the Camry apparently came down Elon Drive, blew through a stop sign at a high rate of speed, went up the driveway, missed the garage wide left and plowed through the brick façade of the two-story house on Maiden Drive, coming to rest in the den.
County fire and rescue spokesman Mark Brady said they removed an adult woman in her 40s from the vehicle. The woman, who police said lives in the neighborhood, was transported to a local hospital with some serious scratches, bruises and cuts but is expected to be OK.
A neighbor, who was at the scene of the crash, said the woman was bleeding from her head, mouth and nose when paramedics removed her from the car.
Brady said a mail man narrowly escaped the crash because he mixed up houses on his route and walked away from the car’s path just in time.
The house was unoccupied at the time of the crash but an orange sign on the door notes that the house is uninhabitable, so the homeowner will stay with the Red Cross for Tuesday night.
Brady said the home insurance company would advise emergency crews on how to safely remove the car from the house.
Police said they didn’t know why the woman lost control of her car and the accident is under investigation.
WNEW’s George Mesthos contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.
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