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Posted at 8:57 PM ET, 05/21/2010

Car runs into Capitol Hill living room

By Terri Rupar

A car smashed through a wall and into the living room of a house on Capitol Hill on Friday evening, according to authorities and witnesses.

Scott Berkowitz, of the 200 block of 10th Street NE, said he was in his kitchen about 7 p.m. when he heard a loud noise.

He said he was told that the car swerved to avoid another, jumped a curb, ran through a fence and crashed into his house. It punched a hole through the wall of a wooden bay window area, knocked a hole in interior drywall, and slid about two feet into the house before rolling back, Berkowitz said.

He said he understood that the motorist was taken to a hospital. No one in the house was reported injured.

--Martin Weil

By Terri Rupar  | May 21, 2010; 8:57 PM ET
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That accident sounds and smells awful fishy to me. The driver went through several barriers that should have slowed the car. I think either the driver was inexperienced or high.

Posted by: skinfreak | May 22, 2010 7:23 AM | Report abuse

Makes you wonder if the driver ever heard of brakes. Yes, inexperienced or high/drunk...or some old geezer or crone who's too senile to know the difference between the accelerator and the brake.

Posted by: checkered1 | May 22, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

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