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Elderly woman crashes SUV into friend's home

Driver was backing out of driveway then lurched forward

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PALM BAY, Fla. – An elderly woman backing out of her friend's driveway abruptly drove forward into the front of the home.

The Palm Bay Fire Department said the woman had been visiting her friend in the 1500 block of NE Roxbury Court in Palm Bay, and was backing out of the driveway when she abruptly started driving forward, smashing into the front of her friend's home.

Nobody inside the home was injured and the elderly driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.

The Palm Bay Building Department has been notified regarding an inspection of the home for structural stability.