Elderly woman hits house on test drive in Cary

CARY, NC (WTVD) -- A test drive didn't go as planned when an elderly Cary woman ended up putting the SUV she was considering buying into a neighbor's house.

It happened Thursday, but the SUV was still stuck in the townhouse on Meadow Beauty Drive near Middle Creek High School Friday while engineers decided if the structure was sound enough to remove it.

According to a police report, an 80-year-old woman - who lives just down the street from the crash site -was driving the vehicle owned by Johnson Hyundai when she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake while turning in a cul-de-sac.

The SUV jumped the curb and slammed into the home at about 35 miles per hour.

The man who lives in the home was away on a business trip and returned to the mess Friday.

"You see some of these things from time to time on the news and you just never expect, you know, that it will happen to you. And then I got some pictures sent to me last night over the phone and it was pretty incredulous to see what had happened. What I guess I don't think about is you often think about the driver and what's going on with the driver but you don't realize, you know, the person living in the home may not be able to live there anymore for a period of time. And that's kind of what I will be dealing with for the next couple of weeks," said Rob Burkart.
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