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Car crashes into sofa where Egypt Lakes woman sitting

TAMPA — A car crashed into the living room of an Egypt Lakes home Tuesday, striking the sofa on which a 73-year-old woman was sitting, authorities said.

The woman was taken to a hospital, but was released.

The chain of events involving three cars happened just before 7:30 a.m., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, which gave this account:

Alejandro Giraldo, 37, drove a Mitsubishi Galant out of the Carlton Arms Apartments and into the path of a Nissan Altima driven by Anderia Lafond, 29.

Lafond's Altima struck the Galant, then collided with a Toyota Camry parked in front of a home in the 7000 block of N Himes Avenue before crashing into the house. The car hit the sofa where Minerva Pagan-Rios was sitting.

She and Lafond were released Tuesday from a hospital.

Giraldo, who was not injured, was cited for not having proof of insurance and violation of right-of-way, authorities said.

Car crashes into sofa where Egypt Lakes woman sitting 12/31/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 4:08pm]
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