Driver smashes car through his own apartment


A man accidentally drove through a wall to his apartment in Belmont on Saturday, police said Sunday.

Firefighters and police officers responded at 2:30 p.m. to a report of a crash in the 500 block of Ralston Avenue.

A 57-year-old Belmont resident was backing up and parking his 1999 Ford F-150 truck when his foot got stuck on the gas pedal.

He backed up through a wall to his apartment, making his unit and an adjacent unit uninhabitable, according to police.

No one was injured. The residents of the adjacent apartment were not home during the crash, police said.

A car parked next to the man’s truck and belonging to his wife was also damaged.

The American Red Cross responded to help the occupants of the apartments with temporary housing, police said.

Neither drugs nor alcohol played a part in the crash, according to police.

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