Major Damage Reported After Vehicle Drives Through Front of Pleasant Hill Home (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

March 20, 2017 18:21 pm · 46 comments

A person drove a vehicle through the front of a Pleasant Hill home on Monday afternoon.

The driver’s foot slipped off the brake and accidentally hit the gas, according to police on scene.

Fortunately no injuries were reported. The homeowner’s cat, who usually sleeps in the room that was damaged, has not been located.

The driver lives on the same street as the home that was damaged in the city’s Fair Oaks neighborhood, according to a friend of the victim.

Thanks to ‘SpiderWayne’ for the photos and the video from the scene.

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 GRX March 20, 2017 at 6:26 PM

Just think…. these motorists share the road with you and me. Scary.

Techology is clearly making people “stupid” and less able.

2 Charlie March 20, 2017 at 6:28 PM

Bad break when BRAKES aren’t applied.

3 MoJo March 20, 2017 at 6:37 PM

What an odd place for a vehicle to crash into the home. It would almost have to be intentional to veer 90 degrees off the road. Always a good idea to incorporate some large boulders at the front of the property when you plan the landscaping. Cheap insurance!

4 MoJo March 20, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Almost forgot- Hope the kitty is ok!

5 Ken in Concord March 20, 2017 at 6:45 PM

I guess they live on the same street, Maybe his father was teaching him how to drive, let’s all pray that Ricky Bobby is OK, if your not first, your last!!

6 Silva March 20, 2017 at 6:54 PM

How rude.

7 Mtz Guy March 20, 2017 at 7:17 PM

With all the pictures, why didn’t they show the car?

8 anon March 20, 2017 at 7:18 PM

Hope the kitteh is ok.

9 palermo March 20, 2017 at 7:28 PM

Hope the cat is just hiding some place :(

10 Wow March 20, 2017 at 7:42 PM

Hope kitty is ok and they find her.

11 Atticus Thraxx March 20, 2017 at 7:42 PM

Hah! Ricky Bobby….good one.

12 Glen March 20, 2017 at 7:51 PM

The neighbor across the street? …backing out of a driveway?

The foundation of that house (room) is strange, thin slab? converted garage?

13 Alf March 20, 2017 at 8:32 PM

Take the license away. Please!!!!!

14 PO'd March 20, 2017 at 8:46 PM

Looking at the lower left photo, if the driver can’t get it together at the distance the car was driven, then it’s time to yank a license. Unacceptable.

15 js March 20, 2017 at 9:13 PM

ok….here is another driver that does not no how to drive…should lose their license….do not no the difference between the brake and gas pedal…come on….poor little kitty hope they find it alive…just scared under the bed….

16 Jerk March 20, 2017 at 9:38 PM

#12, Most of those homes are slab.
The garage is on the left side – no conversion.

17 Anon March 20, 2017 at 9:41 PM

Did the steering wheel accidently slip too? How does this even happen

18 anon March 20, 2017 at 9:51 PM

This certainly seems to be happening a lot lately at homes as well as businesses. The gas pedal is on the right, the brake pedal is on the left. Maybe the gas pedal stuck or something.

19 Gary March 20, 2017 at 10:16 PM

#15 If you had any idea how to spell,you might be taken seriously.Absolutely pathetic.

20 George March 20, 2017 at 11:17 PM

I’m glad no one was hurt and hope the cat is ok.

It sounds like this person should not be driving. They are lucky this time.Family may need to step-in other wise someone will get hurt.

21 Rob March 21, 2017 at 2:25 AM

Who put that house there

22 anon March 21, 2017 at 5:11 AM

@19 Gary

If you knew how to type, we still wouln’t take you seriously. Put a freakin’ space after your commas.

23 AnonZ March 21, 2017 at 5:51 AM

Sorry, I have to laugh. How does this even happen? Third one in about a week? How hard do you jam on your brakes? They drove pretty far. At what point do you realize your foot is NOT on the brake? JFC!!

24 Rob U March 21, 2017 at 7:27 AM

It’s amazing how even with all those redwood trees planted in front of the house, that the driver got through them to hit the house. Are we sure this wasn’t on purpose?

25 M March 21, 2017 at 7:32 AM

To Ken in concord. Shake n Bake!

26 Ale March 21, 2017 at 7:41 AM

No way is car insurance going to cover that amount of property damage. Those homeowners are screwed.

27 mary f - ph March 21, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Everyone here has it wrong. I am quite stunned, frankly. The picture of the drag marks are not from the car crashing but the tow truck removing the car. Who know where the car was when the driver lost control.

28 mary f - ph March 21, 2017 at 8:38 AM

@Mtz Guy #7:

Because the car had already been towed out by this point. They are already in process of boarding up the hole.

29 G. March 21, 2017 at 8:54 AM

What an idiot!

30 WC resident March 21, 2017 at 9:07 AM

I’m hoping the cat is ok and am surprised that by the time the video was taken that they had not cleared more debris to look for it. I have one cat whose first move for safety is to dive under the bed. Others I’ve had tend to go for a closet and one likes the top shelf in my office.

It appears the car came in from a bit to the right when facing the house. You can see the small tree in the front yard that has been knocked down. I’m surprise there are no visible marks on the curb.

It also seems like it hit an old exterior door that got filled in with studs, modern insulation, paneling that was popular in the 1070 and early 80s, and then covered with sheetrock on the inside and stucco on the outside. You can see the lintel at the top and old striker plate area on the right when facing the house. That’s why the break is so neat.You can also see some of the older style blown in paper insulation on the edges of the break from the original part of the house.

31 js March 21, 2017 at 9:10 AM

19 Get a life….

32 SpiderWayne March 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Hello all,

This is what happened.
The person that drove into the house was actually backing up from his home which is directly across the street. You can see it in the video clip. The tracks in the dirt are from the driver of the truck backing into the house then driving back to his home across the street (also there was a trash can stuck under his truck which also pushed the dirt). Per the police the person’s foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the gas pedal which caused him to drive into my friends house. Good thing is nobody was hurt ans as of 9pm last night the cat came back.

33 chuckie the troll March 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM

There have been so many of these ‘accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake’ accidents that I’m wondering if the DMV needs to add this to the written test. Or is the real problem that people are multitasking instead of concentrating on driving safely?

34 Cyn March 21, 2017 at 10:01 AM

To #19, Gary……You are an ass.

35 Nick March 21, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Time to sue the vehicle owner as insurance is likely not going to cover all that damage.

36 Ricardoh March 21, 2017 at 11:31 AM

They must have put something in our water. Seems like a building crash daily.

37 Kirkwood March 21, 2017 at 11:48 AM

I suspect that the number of cars that hit structures hasn’t changed much. It;s just that in a world of instant communication, word spreads like wildfire. If cell phones didn’t exist do you think you would have even known about this incident – unless a reporter happened by?

38 Ricardoh March 21, 2017 at 12:21 PM

#37 We have had cell phones for a bunch of years now but never this many building crashes.

39 SpiderWayne March 21, 2017 at 12:31 PM

#37 Kirkwood no cell phones were used for the photos or video here :)

40 Leva Cahment March 21, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Can we get a description of the cat that’s missing? Hopefully he just got spooked and ran away and isn’t in the debris :( </3
Stuff can be replaced but losing a pet is like losing a family member.

41 Mika March 21, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Senior driver?

42 SpiderWayne March 21, 2017 at 2:27 PM

Leva #40 As of 9pm last night the cat came back home. Other than being a little nervous he’s doing fine. Thanks!

43 Glen March 21, 2017 at 2:27 PM

Remember the Toyota floor mat issue?

Wife and I have two new vehicles, a Honda and Jeep. Both vehicles have pedals that sit higher-up from the floor board. My other vehicles are older, before Toyota floor mat issue happened. Perhaps there is a correlation.

44 js March 21, 2017 at 5:43 PM

I am so happy to hear kitty is home safe and sound now..thx for sharing
with us spiderwayne…

45 Silva March 21, 2017 at 9:13 PM

I love that the cat came back.. the very next day.

46 Dr. Jellyfinger March 21, 2017 at 9:25 PM

Are we sure it was the neighbor’s car and the neighbor driving?
Missing cat wouldn’t be named “Toonces” by any chance would he?

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