Occurred on 7/8/12, 8:50 p.m. Major Accident 1209 17th Street
Officers responded to 1209 17th Street for a major accident in which a 77-year-old man driving a silver Kia Rio exited the freeway and hit the home.
Further investigation revealed the driver who was traveling southbound on 1200 Hwy 286 failed to stay in one land and jumped the curb, striking a "Do Not Enter" street sign. The victim overcorrected, crossed back over the exit ramp, and jumped the curb. He then drove through a gate and fence, striking the residence.
According to Lt. D. Moore, "the collision caused extensive damage to both the house and the vehicle." The driver was taken to Spohn Memorial with pain to his hip. He was cited for Failure to Maintain a Single Lane.
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