Cars Ram Into, Damage Homes in San Jose and San Carlos

Cynthia McCoy

Authorities were kept busy Saturday with cars ramming into houses in the South Bay and on the Peninsula.

A black sedan rammed into a San Jose house around 2:22 a.m., injuring the driver and displacing the home's three occupants. According to the San Jose Fire Department, the crash occurred on the 400 block of Calero Avenue. 

There was no word on the extent of the damage, but the Red Cross stepped in to help the family whose house was struck. 

Pictures from the scene show the car stalled outside the single-story house. Inside, broken chairs and tables, and shards of glass and plaster litter the floor.

Meanwhile, fire officials in San Carlos issued a traffic advisory at 1:30 p.m. for a vehicle into a building on the 650 block of Laurel Street. The log called it a "straight shot" because the car was lodged inside the building.

Police confirmed that the 78-year-old driver stepped on the wrong pedal before rocketing the car forward into the building. The driver was taken to the hospital, but did not appear to have sustained significant injuries, police said.

The building is currently vacant, but renovations were in the works at the time of the accident, police said.

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