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Three People Home When Car Goes Through Front of House

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Quite a commotion in a south Moorhead neighborhood just before 11:30 Monday morning, and fortunately no one got hurt.  Police say 80-year-old Douglas Sommerfeld was backing out of a driveway in the 1700 block of 7th Street South when, he says, his foot got stuck to the accelerator.

Sommerfeld ended up ramming a car in the drive-way and plowed into the front steps of a house across the street. The impact pushed his car into the living room where three people were at the time.

"No one was injured inside the house and the driver also wasn't injured so we're very lucky today to have that situation happen," explains Lt. Deric Swenson. "There's going to be quite a bit of damage to the front of the house."

Lieutenant Swenson says the house will need to be checked over to be sure it's structurally sound before the family spends much time in the living room. The family is awaiting damage estimates from an insurance company.

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