Driving lesson goes the wrong direction for local driver

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Car crash file photo (not a vehicle referred to in the story). My Ferndale News

Ferndale Police say a driver had just received their learners permit and was pulling into a parking space in an apartment complex this morning. Instead of hitting the brake, the gas pedal was pressed causing the car to jump forward, colliding with a parked car and jumping the curb. The car stopped when it ran into the front wall of the apartment building.

The impact with the building left a hole, approximately 2-foot by 3-foot.

Whatcom County Fire District 7 personnel responded but no injuries were reported and they determined no damage had occurred to the electrical or gas system at the apartment building.

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Damage was limited to the two vehicles and the wall.

The driver was not cited since the incident did not occur on a public road, but on private property.


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