Driver Crashes Car Into Ashland City Home

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Driver Crashes Car Into Ashland City Home

CREATED Apr 8, 2014

by Emily Luxen

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – Cleanup efforts are underway at an Ashland City home, after a driver crashed their car through the kitchen.

It happened around 11 a.m. at a home on Jefferson Street.

The driver of the car, 82-year-old Doye Latimer, said it felt like her gas pedal got stuck while leaving her driveway, and she lost control of her car.

"My car started going faster and faster," said Latimer.  "I saw big tree in front of me and swerved to miss it.  I ended up in somebody's kitchen."

The home and car sustained significant damage, but no one was hurt.

"I'm thankful to God I didn't hurt anybody," said Latimer.  "That's the main thing."

The sound of the crash and the aftermath attracted a lot of attention from neighbors.

"There was smoke pouring out of the back of the house," said Nakia Rose, who works at a nearby doctor's office. "We were scared it was going to catch on fire.  We rushed to get a fire extinguisher while some guys from the electric company tried to get the driver out of the car and make sure she was ok."

No one was home at the time of the accident. 

The homeowner and Latimer both have insurance to cover the cost of repairing the damage.

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