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Car crashes into Glendale home, forces temporary street closure

July 12, 2012

The intersection of Bel Aire Drive and Western Avenue in Glendale was briefly closed to traffic Thursday after a gas pipe broke when a motorist lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the front of a home, officials said.

The motorist, whose identity wasn’t immediately released, was speeding about 10:35 a.m. west on the 1700 block of Bel Air Drive, drove through a stop sign and lost control of her vehicle as she tried to turn onto Western Avenue, according to Glendale police.

Her vehicle struck a gas meter and caused minor exterior damage to a corner home, said Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Greg Godfrey.

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No one inside the home was hurt, but the driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to Glendale Adventist Medical Center for treatment, he added.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

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