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Driving lessons gone wrong: Car crashes into bedroom

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Sunday, a car crashed through a window and brick wall in Irish Hills Apartments. Police say the accident happened around 11:00 a.m. and an inexperienced driver was behind the wheel.


No one was hurt in the accident.


Neighbors tell ABC 57, no one lives in the apartment where the car crashed.


Luckily, the family moved out a few weeks ago.


"Somebody jumped the curb and ran into an apartment!" said Shannon McGowan, an Irish Hills resident.


She says she was on her way home from church when she saw a car being pulled out of a basement level apartment.


A new driver stepped on the wrong pedal, accelerated, jumped the curb, slid down a grass hill and ended up in what used to be someone’s bedroom.


ABC 57 talked with a driving expert who says novice drivers make mistakes like this all the time.  


"A lot of times kids will panic. Some new students will actually use two feet, a new student, using two feet could easily get the pedals mixed up," explained Arnie Horowitz with Drive Rite Driving School in Mishawaka.


Horowitz also says he does not recommend beginner drivers practicing in apartment complexes or anywhere congested. And he says, never be afraid to pull the emergency brake.

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