Elderly Woman Drives into Residence

On Monday morning, an elderly woman in Santa Barbara struck a tree and drove into a home by accident. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the 95-year-old woman mistakenly struck the accelerator while backing out of her driveway. She hit a tree in a neighbor’s yard across the street, which knocked down cable wires. She then hit the accelerator again, this time in drive, and drove through the front of her own residence.

She reportedly suffered minor to moderate injuries, and was transported to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. The front of her home, including the kitchen, sustained major damage, and a building inspector was on the scene to assess the safety of the structure.

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