Police say it's "nothing short of miraculous" that the 9-month-old was not hurt when a car, driven by a woman just learning to drive, crashed through a carport, over a curb and into his room.
Update at 3:42 p.m.: Bellevue police won’t cite or seek charges against the driver who crashed her car into an apartment where a 9-month-old baby was sleeping in a crib.
“It was purely accidental,” said police spokesman Seth Tyler. “Our past practice is that we don’t cite the driver in that kind of instance.”
Original post: A Bellevue woman who was learning to drive crashed through a carport and into an apartment building where the car stopped just short of crushing a 9-month-old baby asleep in a crib, according to Bellevue police.
The fact that the baby was not injured was “nothing short of miraculous,” said police department spokesman Seth Tyler.
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According to Tyler, the 34-year-old woman was trying to park in a carport shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday when she mistook the gas pedal for the brake. The car went through the carport, over a curb and into the home of a family living in the Hampton Greens Apartments in the 4700 block of 148th Avenue Northeast.
“She hit the room of a 9-month-old baby that was sleeping in the crib,” said Tyler. “The car went through the room and hit the crib, partially collapsing it, but the car stopped and the baby was fine.”
Tyler said the baby’s parents heard the crash, ran into the room and picked up their little boy.
Medics at the scene checked him out and reported that he had no injuries.
Tyler said the woman’s husband had been trying to teach her to drive when the accident occurred.
Police are investigating the crash, but it was not immediately clear whether any charges would be filed.