Two people were injured after a driver attempting to park in a driveway smashed into a Bradenton home’s kitchen Monday night.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 46-year-old woman was critically injured as a result of the crash, and was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment where she was listed in stable condition. Another woman, 46, suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the vehicle, a 41-year-old woman, was not injured in the accident, according to reports.
The crash took place just before 5 p.m. as the driver tried to park a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck at a home in the 2600 block of Fifth Street East. According to troopers, she accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal as she pulled in.
The truck rolled forward and slammed into the home, entering the kitchen and injuring the two women.
An FHP press release indicates the driver of the truck faces a charge of careless driving.
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