'No hard feelings' after Alamo woman crashes into neighbor's home

An Alamo woman backing out of her driveway Thursday morning lost control and accelerated into a neighbor's home across the street, then shifted into drive and crashed into her own home.

The woman, who is in her 70s, somehow accelerated too quickly while backing her BMW X3 out of her driveway in the 1400 block of Entrada Verde shortly after 10 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Wright said.

"For unknown reasons, she went out the driveway, across the street, and backed right into her neighbor's living room, causing extensive damage to her neighbor's home," Wright said. There were reports that the accelerator stuck.

She then put the car into drive and drove back through the neighbor's lawn, across the street and into her own garage where she crashed into a parked car, pushing it into her house, Wright said.

The woman suffered a minor cut to her face and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

Wright said the CHP is investigating the accident, which he said is likely "just an unfortunate circumstance."

He said the damage to the neighbor's home was extensive, to the point where the house may be uninhabitable.

However, Wright said, it appears there are "no hard feelings."

"The neighbors do know each other and have known each other for many years," he said.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Ron
a resident of Danville
on Jan 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm

If this is your mother, time to take the keys away before she really hurts herself or someone.

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Posted by Suzie
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2010 at 11:41 am

No hard feelings? The house may be uninhabitable?! I would have hard feelings about where I would have to put my family until my house was liveable!!!

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Posted by Just so you know
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Feb 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Just so you know is a registered user.

I guess the Pasadena granny moved to Alamo???

Go granny, go granny, go granny go
Well, she's gonna get a ticket now sooner or later
'Cause she can't keep her foot off the accelerator

And everybody's saying that there's nobody meaner
Than the little old lady from Pasadena
She drives real fast and she drives real hard
She's a terror of Colorado Boulevard

It's the little old lady from Pasadena

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