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Crash Under Investigation After Vehicle Drives Into Penn Hills Home

(Photo Credit: Scott Danka/KDKA)

(Photo Credit: Scott Danka/KDKA)

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PENN HILLS (KDKA) – Roads around the Pittsburgh area were pretty slippery this morning.

In fact, a slick road and a confused driver are blamed for a van crashing right into the living room of a home in Penn Hills.

According to police, the accident happened on North Joslyn Drive around 7 a.m.

Pat Bair’s sister lives in the house with her boyfriend.

“Alice had left for work and Clark was in the bedroom probably getting dressed or something for the day and he heard a big crash and he actually said he thought a bomb went off,” Bair said.

The van didn’t travel far before it slammed into the living room and the driver is a neighbor.

“The neighbor two doors up got in his van to leave for work and he slipped on some ice and he thought he was hitting the brake and he hit the gas,” Bair said.

The damage is significant as it left a massive hole right in the front of the house.

There are broken bricks and beams, but most of the destruction was contained to the living room.

The bedroom, dining room, and newly remodeled kitchen are all fine, but the really good news is no one was hurt.

“They’re fine, my sister is very strong, Clark is very shaken because he was the one in the house when it happened, but he’s doing fine now,” Bair said.

There is no word on whether any charges will be filed against the driver.

As for the couple living in the house, family members have already offered up available rooms.

“I’m having Thanksgiving at my house, so my sister wasn’t having it there so that really makes it nice that she doesn’t have to worry about it and I have two empty bedrooms in my house because my kids are gone, so they can stay there if they want,” Bair said.

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