The side of a black pickup truck was visible through a hole in the yellow wall of a Palmetto garage early Wednesday morning.
A tan SUV, with its front end mangled, sat in the side yard of the home before 7:30 a.m., just across the street from Lincoln Memorial Middle School. Yellow tape closed off the crumbled portion of the home from the road.
The driver of the SUV lost control while driving west on 17th Street in Palmetto, causing the vehicle to travel off the road and strike the side of a garage in the 1700 block of Third Avenue East, according to Florida Highway Patrol troopers at the scene.
A 39-year-old woman and two children were inside the vehicle when the crash occurred. None were injured.
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Residents of the home were there at the time of the crash, but no one inside the home was injured.
The impact of the single-vehicle crash put a hole in the wall of the garage, scattering concrete blocks in the yard and into the garage. A truck parked inside was also damaged from the blocks, according to FHP.
A Manatee County building inspector came out to the home and posted a bright yellow sign outside the garage door, warning people not to go inside.
Traffic along 17th Street slowed as drivers cruised by to survey the damage and wonder aloud how it happened. The lane was only partially blocked until FHP arrived at the scene to investigate the crash and the vehicle was later towed away.