Woman crashes truck through block wall into house, parked vehicles
KINGMAN – A truck crashed into a house and two parked vehicles at about 4:55 a.m. Saturday in the 3700 block of Irving Street, and though damage was extensive, nobody was hurt except the driver, police reported Tuesday.
The 71-year-old woman driver told officers she started her Ford F-150 truck and experienced high engine RPM. When she put the truck into drive, it launched into gear and reached speeds of more than 60 mph before crashing into a block wall and the parked vehicles. She was able to avoid hitting several other parked vehicles.
Investigators believe that a floor mat was incorrectly placed, pushing down on the accelerator, causing extreme engine revving and high speed.
The driver may have suffered a fractured pelvis or hip. She was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center.
No charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing.
Information provided by Kingman Police Department