SUV Crashes Into Crib— and Sleeping Baby Is Fine

Student driver mistook gas for brake
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2015 1:00 PM CDT
The end result of the errant parking attempt.   (Bellevue Police Department)

(Newser) – There's a reason the police spokesman in Bellevue, Washington, uses the phrases "pretty miraculous," "nothing short of miraculous," and "miraculously not injured" when discussing this accident with KOMO News and the Seattle Times. It seems a woman learning how to drive yesterday mistook the gas for the brake while trying to park, drove through a carport, jumped a curb, and crashed into an apartment. The "miraculous" part: Her SUV actually hit a crib that contained a sleeping 9-month-old baby, and while the crib partially collapsed, the baby was fine. Police say the incident was "purely accidental" and won't file charges against the 34-year-old driver.

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