IDAHO FALLS — A woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries after an SUV crashed into a home Thursday night.
It happened at the intersection of Lomax Street and Wabash Avenue around 5:50 p.m.
According to Idaho Falls police spokeswoman Jessica Clements, the driver of a Chrysler Town and Country van was traveling south on Wabash Avenue when an object stuck on the gas pedal. This prevented the driver from stopping at the intersection.
A person driving a Mercury Mountaineer was traveling west on Lomax Street through the intersection when the van struck the SUV.
“The van turned around and the climber continued down the sidewalk and into a house,” Clements says.
The foundations and exterior of the house in the 600 block of Lomax Street were extensively damaged. A person inside the room opposite the wall that was hit is OK.
Both drivers were slightly injured. Clements says the driver of the minivan was cited for not stopping at a stop sign and reminds everyone to keep the area around the vehicle’s pedals clear.