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NJ woman drives car into house after foot gets stuck on gas pedal: police

Posted at 2:31 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 14:35:21-04

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A woman was trying to back her Nissan Maxima out of a driveway when her foot allegedly got stuck on the gas pedal, causing her to accelerate her car into the house across the street Monday evening, Franklin Township Police said.

Kimberlie Bullock, 25, told police she was trying to back out of the driveway when her foot got stuck on the gas pedal, causing her to accelerate her car into the house. Franklin Township Police Department)

Kimberlie Bullock, 35, told police she was trying to back out of the driveway when her foot got stuck on the gas pedal, causing her to accelerate her car into the house. Franklin Township Police Department)

Police received a 911 call about a car in a house at 6:24 p.m. on Stone manor Drive. When they arrived, they found the Nissan Maxima and the driver, Kimberlie Bullock, 35, at the scene.

Bullock said that she was trying to back out of the driveway from the house across the street. Her foot got stuck on the gas pedal and caused the car accelerated, according to police. She drove over the curb, on to the street, over the lawn and straight into the house that was across the street.

The residents were inside the home at the time, but were not in the area where the car crashed. Bullock was also not injured.

Bullock received a ticket for careless driving. The house was inspected by construction officials and said the house does not suffer any structural problems.