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The driver was southbound on Natchez Avenue when he failed to negotiate the corner of the T-intersection at 81st Place and crashed into the house.
The gold Camry traveled across the front lawn — just missing a small statue of the Virgin Mary surrounded by red flowers — and plowed through the front wall of the building toppling bricks, shattering glass, and splintering plywood and two-by-fours.
The vehicle came to rest with it’s front end penetrating into the home and inches from the gas meter. Fearing a gas leak, Burbank firefighters sprayed the area with a chemical foam to prevent a fire and explosion.
Burbank Police Chief Rick Shore said the driver, a 63 year-old Burbank man, had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken by EMS to an area hospital. The man was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
According to police, the occupants of the home, a mother and her 1 year-old baby, were in another part of the house at the time of the crash and escaped uninjured.
Division Chief Mike Dudlo of the Burbank Police Department said the driver appeared to be suffering from an unknown medical condition and believes alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the crash.
The driver is undergoing tests at the hospital and traffic charges are pending as part of the active investigation, according to Dudlo.
City of Burbank building inspectors were on scene and deemed the home uninhabitable.
As the Camry was being winched from the wreckage, a pair of Burbank firefighters reverently relocated the Virgin Mary statue out of harms way.