SUV Crashes Into House Scheduled for Demolition

The home was going to be demolished next week.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013  |  Updated 10:09 PM PDT
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SUV Crashes Into House Scheduled for Demolition

Palo Alto Police

The Palo Alto police department tweeted this photo of the car into a house.

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An elderly man who drove into a pedestrian and a Palo Alto home this afternoon has been arrested for drunken driving, police said.

The crash was reported at 4:23 p.m. in the 800 block of Boyce Avenue, police Agent Cynthia Kono said.

The car veered off of Boyce Avenue into a home that was scheduled for demolition next week for a remodel.

A man in his 30s from San Francisco was hit by the SUV as it drove through the front yard. He was rushed to Stanford Hospital's emergency room, officials said.

He suffered moderate injuries and is expected to survive, Kono said. The driver, a Palo Alto resident in his 70s, stayed at the scene and was later arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and will be booked into San Mateo County Jail, Kono said.

Firefighters were shoring the damaged structure to make it safe for the homeowners to retrieve belongings.

Although it doesn't look like from the photo, the north side of the home was mostly destroyed, according to officials.

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