Driver Cited After Crashing into Pasco Home
The driver, who had only a learner’s permit, suffered minor injuries. The house’s occupant was not injured, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
PASCO COUNTY – A teen with a learner’s permit was cited after he ran a stop sign and crashed into a Pasco home, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The 17-year-old Port Richey resident was cited for reckless driving, failure to stop for a stop sign, not wearing a seat belt, and a learner’s permit violation. He suffered minor injuries in the crash but was not taken to a hospital.
The only person in the house at the time of the crash was not injured.
The crash happened about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday (July 2) on Candlewick Lane at Bimini Drive in Pasco County. Troopers said the teen, a novice driver with a learner’s permit, was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer eastbound on Bimini approaching Candlewick. He was traveling about the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour.
He failed to stop at the sign at the intersection and continued into the front yard of a home on Candlewick. Troopers said he eventually crashed into the house.
Troopers said the teen told them that he took the Ford without his mother’s permission. He also told troopers that the Ford’s brakes locked up, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into the house. When questioned, troopers said he conceded that he might have pressed the accelerator rather than the brakes.
Troopers said they conducted tests of the brakes and found they were functional.
Photos courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol.
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