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'Distracted driver' crashes into northeast Raleigh home

Posted July 12

— Authorities are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a northeast Raleigh home Wednesday afternoon.

The car crashed into the house at 704 Hanska Way at about 3 p.m. and photos from the scene showed damage to the garage and front of the house.

Car crashes into northeast Raleigh home

Authorities said the driver of the car, who was not identified, was distracted and ran off the road and into the house.

Police said nobody was injured in the crash but the family was displaced from the home Wednesday night as a result of damage. Engineers will need to determine if the house is still structurally sound before the family can return.


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  • Sue Anderson Jul 13, 4:45 p.m.
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    I saw this on the news last night and they mentioned a dog. WNCN has a story with her saying her dog got out of it's harness and jumped in her lap and she stepped on the gas indtead of thr brake.

  • Andrew Stephenson Jul 13, 11:15 a.m.
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    At first, I thought this was another story about the poor Bernarte family that lives on the corner of New Hope and Fawn Glen Dr that keeps getting cars in their living room.

    Man, look up this house on Google Maps. How in the heck did this happen? It's a house in the middle of a long straight street. The driver's eyes must have been on their phone for a LONG time without looking up.

  • Catherine Edwards Jul 13, 10:06 a.m.
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    Call it out for what it is. A driver who was texting. Otherwise, what's the distraction? A pretty lady walking down the the street?