Driver misses turn, nearly crashes into house

A car stopped just feet from a house on Broadway early Tuesday morning.
A car stopped just feet from a house on Broadway early Tuesday morning.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police said a driver failed to negotiate a turn at Scott Avenue and Broadway and nearly crashed into a house.

Police were called shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday and found the car propped onto landscaping stones. The car came to a stop just feet from a house.

FWPD said when they approached the vehicle the driver resisted an officer. The officer was able to take the driver down and place him in custody.

The driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

It’s unclear what charges, if any, the driver might face.

Police said alcohol is a likely factor in the crash.

A small fire broke out in the vehicle and was extinguished by police and firefighters.

Landscaping stones and flowers were damaged in the crash, but the house escaped damage.

No other injuries were reported.

The crash is under investigation. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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