FAIRFIELD — An SUV slammed through a fence and sliding door Monday night before stopping in the kitchen of a Fairfield home, damaging the refrigerator and causing a pumpkin to fall to the floor.
“I heard a boom,” said Fetecia Tolces. “The car was in my kitchen.”
Six people were at the home on the 1100 block of Dana Drive, near Pennsylvania Avenue across from the NorthBay Medical Center, but no one – including the 27-year-old driver from Vacaville – was hurt in the 7 p.m. incident.
Sgt. Dan Marshall of the Fairfield Police Department said the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer had transmission problems and the driver thought the vehicle was in reverse. Marshall, standing near the crash site at the duplex, said, “There was a fence.”
“It’s on the ground now,” he added.
Tolces was making Hamburger Helper and returning to the kitchen when the SUV came into the kitchen after striking barbecue equipment outside.
“All you could see was a lot of dust,” she said.
Chardonay Sullivan said she was in the shower at the home and heard screaming when the incident occurred.
Irene Vierra, who lives next door in the duplex, said she was watching TV when she heard what sounded like an earthquake. Her husband Gordon Vierra was in the driveway listening to radio news in his van and said he knew the boom he heard wasn’t a tremor.
“The ground didn’t shake,” Gordon Vierra said.
He’s been through earthquakes in California before, including the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that happened during the third game of the 1989 World Series in the Bay Area.
The driver of the SUV said she won’t be back on the road with the Mountaineer that was parked in a lot next to the Dana Drive home before the accident.
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