Two women were killed in Palm Bay, Florida, on Friday when a car crashed into a house killing the driver and passenger in the fiery collision.
The crash is the second of its kind this week, and as FloridaToday.com points out, indicates an unsettling trend in Brevard County: At least five accidents in the county this year have involved a car crashing into a house.
Friday’s accident occurred around 3:40 a.m. at the 1000 block of Nevada Drive when a black Chevy Camaro that was traveling north at a high rate of speed hit a tree, went airborne, and plowed into a single-story home. One victim was trapped inside the car and the other beneath the car when it caught fire.
The front entrance and garage of the home were badly damaged, but no one inside the home was injured.
Palm Bay Police Department Spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez told FloridaToday.com that the driver was going at least 70 mph in a 30-mph zone.
Toxicology tests on the deceased women are pending.
Earlier this week a 21-year-old lost control of her car on Bianca Drive and drove into a house. The accident ended in her arrest for DUI with property damage.
Other similar incidents include a January accident during which a 64-year-old man was killed when he drove into a mobile home in Cocoa; a May 14th Palm Bay car crash through a woman’s living room; and a June 10th crash that occurred when a woman backed out of her driveway and into a neighbor’s garage.
Looking to fix the problem, Palm Bay traffic engineers have examined the roads where these accidents occurred. However, Palm Bay Mayor John Mazziotti told FloridaToday.com, “You can put out extra police patrols, but what else can you do? If people are driving recklessly, what can you do to correct that?”
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