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Woman crashes pickup into Pasco County home after hitting gas instead of brake

A Pasco County woman drove backward out of a driveway and pressed the gas pedal instead of the brakes, the highway patrol said.
A woman drove into a house in New Port Richey on Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A woman drove into a house in New Port Richey on Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. [ Courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Apr. 30|Updated Apr. 30

A 65-year-old woman drove into a house in New Port Richey on Saturday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

The New Port Richey woman started driving a 2004 Chevy Avalanche backward out of a driveway on Willits Avenue but pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake, the highway patrol said. She drove across the street and crashed into a house. Images provided by the highway patrol show a crushed mailbox and part of the wall torn through where the pickup entered the house.

The home wasn’t occupied at the time and there were no reported injuries.

A woman drove into a house in New Port Richey on Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A woman drove into a house in New Port Richey on Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. [ Courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol ]
A woman drove into a house in New Port Richey on Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A woman drove into a house in New Port Richey on Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. [ Courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol ]
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