An “inattentive” 18-year-old woman hit a curb and launched a Volkswagen Jetta through a busy Miami Springs coin laundry last week, injuring two people and wiping out a row of washing machines, according to police.
The driver failed to brake and accelerated into the business in the 300 block of North Royal Poinciana Boulevard at 10:20 p.m. July 2, hitting two people “near the clothes folding table,” the Miami Springs police report states.
The injured parties, who sustained “non-incapaciting injuries,” were taken to an area hospital.
A tow truck had to pry the car out “from the middle of the building,” the report states.
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The driver, Jessica Duran, and her two female passengers, 12 and 20, were not injured. Duran, who has only a learner’s permit, was cited for careless driving and failing to obey license restrictions.
Duran’s mother received a citation for “allowing her daughter to drive without a valid driver’s license,” the report states.