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Doctor briefly trapped after crashing car into St. Petersburg home

ST. PETERSBURG — A Manatee County woman lost control of her car Friday morning and crashed into the living room of a one-story house, Fire Rescue officials said.

No one was injured.

St. Petersburg police said Dr. Adebola Ogunmodede, 36, of Parrish was briefly trapped in her 2009 black Honda Accord after the crash. The car was completely inside the house.

"There was so much building material on the car, she couldn't get out," said St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Lt. Joel Granata.

Police said Ogunmodede, who is a doctor at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, was westbound on Fifth Avenue N about 7:45 a.m. when she veered across the median into the eastbound lanes, hopped the curb and struck a house at 5440 Fifth Ave. N.

Granata said the car crashed through the front wall, collapsing part of the roof. The house was recently remodeled, he added.

At the time of the crash, Brian Radcliff, 23, and Heather Radcliff, 26, were inside. The home is owned by their father, Robert Radcliff.

Ogunmodede told police she lost control of the car, but couldn't explain how or why. She didn't have an explanation how the crash happened, police said. She said she wasn't distracted. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this case, police said.

She was cited on a charge of careless driving.

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