Car crashes into house, comes to rest in garage

Collision occurred Wednesday night on Colonial Trace

State Journal staff report, Published:

It is not unusual for a car to be parked in a garage, but the way a car ended up in a garage on Colonial Trace Wednesday night was anything but normal.

Frankfort Police Capt. Robert Warfel said an officer was driving on Schenkel Lane, near Imperial Drive, around 11:30 p.m. when he passed a car that was speeding approximately 13 mph over the 35 mph limit.

The officer turned around to conduct a traffic stop, Warfel said, but by the time he caught up with the speeding car, the driver had allegedly turned onto Colonial Trace and crashed into a house.

The car left the road and drove through a front wall before coming to a stop in the home’s garage.

As the officer approached the crash, the driver and passenger were walking out from the rubble.

The 20-year-old driver is about seven months pregnant, Warfel said. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The passenger — a 25-year-old man — refused treatment.

Three people were inside the home when the crash occurred. Warfel was unsure of their ages, but said none of them were injured.

“They were allowed to stay in the home,” Warfel said.

The officer said neither the driver nor the passenger appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“However, our officer does plan on pursuing traffic charges,” Warfel said.

The driver allegedly told officers that her accelerator got stuck and the car’s brakes weren’t working.

“Of course, all that is still under investigation,” Warfel said.

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  • N4S: I gotta make my Laugh-In refernces while I can still remember them. :o)

     

  • That's at least the second time you've b!tched about subject-verb agreement in various stories, CC. In both instances, I read and re-read the sentence(s) involved, and do not see your point. What is your particular problem with this line?

  • "Three people were inside the home when the crash occurred. Warfel was unsure of their ages, but said none of them were injured."

    Subject-Verb agreement issue with this sentence.  Who wrote this?  Please give back your diploma.

  • I still tend to believe they were, indeed, trying to evade the police.  Makes you wonder why?  No insurance, revoked license, no registration......unusual substances in the car that might be illegal?

    This is not a bright couple.  They gave an interview to one of the local t.v. news outlets and the guy had his hands down his shorts at one point.

    I feel tremendous sadness for the child these two are bringing into the world.  I hope there are people to watch over this baby besides these two nitwits.

  • I still tend to believe they were, indeed, trying to evade the police.  Makes you wonder why?  No insurance, revoked license, no registration......unusual substances in the car that might be illegal?

    This is not a bright couple.  They gave an interview to one of the local t.v. news outlets and the guy had his hands down his shorts at one point.

    I feel tremendous sadness for the child these two are bringing into the world.  I hope there are people to watch over this baby besides these two nitwits.

  • Sweet bippy?  Ain't heard that one in a while. You're dating your self Steve...

  • The "accelerator got stuck AND the car’s brakes weren’t working".  Who is buying that?

  • It looks to me like the car went in the front wall of the house, but they had to remove it through the garage door. That's why there are pictures from two sides of the house.

  • You can bet your sweet bippy that an alcohol/drug screen was taken.

  • The two pictures are confusing ~ did the car go all the way through the house?  Looks like two totally different houses.

  • The driver went to the hospital via ambulance. The passenger refused treatment, a neighbor I spoke with reported the passenger was given a breathalyzer that he passed.

  • The driver refused treatment because????

    I think the officer should have requested a drug/alcohol screen, just to be sure.