Van crashes into Penn Hills home

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PENN HILLS, Pa. - The driver who crashed a van into a house in Penn Hills Wednesday morning said he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake.

The accident was reported around 7 a.m. on North Joslyn Drive.

The driver told Channel 11’s Brittny McGraw he was on his way to work when he accidentally hit the gas and veered into the home.

The driver said the road was “a little slippery, but nothing bad.”

No injuries were reported, but there is significant damage to the home.

“A couple structure beams are down, so they don’t know if the upstairs could fall down into the living room. No one is really supposed to be in there right now,” Pat Bair, the resident’s sister, said.

According to Bair, if the accident had happened an hour earlier, there’s a good chance it could have been a lot worse.

“They sit in the living room and have coffee together,” Bair said.

Bair said her sister was at work when the accident happened, but her boyfriend was home.

“He heard a big crash and he actually said he thought a bomb went off. When he came around the bend, he saw, in the living room, the van was all the way up to the wall of the bedroom,” Bair said.