Woman crashes car into house

June 24, 2011

By Staff

UPDATED — 2:30 p.m. June 24, 2011

A 38-year-old Newcastle woman crashed her 1999 Lexus sedan into the back of a house in the 7400 block of 117th Avenue Southeast just before 1:35 p.m. June 23.

The woman turned left into a private driveway and then accelerated, smashing through a fence, racing down an embankment and crashing into the house, King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Urquhart said.

The crash did not break through the wall of the house, but it still caused significant damage, he said.

The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with head and neck injuries, although they were not believed to be life threatening, Urquhart said.

Police Chief Melinda Irvine said there were three young children and an adult in the house at the time of the crash, but no one was injured.

The woman did not have alcohol on her breath at the time of the crash, Irvine said, adding that she did not have an estimate as to how fast the woman was traveling when she struck the home.

King County Sheriff’s Office major accident detectives are investigating the incident.

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