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Car Plows Into Home in Southwest Lawton

LAWTON, Okla_A driving lesson took an unexpected turn when a car plowed through a house in Southwest Lawton on Tuesday.

It all happened a little after 4 PM at Southwest 46th and K Avenue, when a woman was teaching her daughter how to drive.

As the girl rounded the curb, she mistakenly hit the gas instead of the break and drove up over the curb into a house. One neighbor said the car was going so fast it went up on two wheels.

No one was injured but the woman was ticketed for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle.

Seeing a car plowed into a house is strange enough, but maybe the most shocking part of the day's events was just a year ago, someone slammed into the house next door.

While the accident appeared to be more of an innocent mistake, neighbors said their street has become notorious for reckless driving and are afraid one day in the future an accident could happen with a far less happy ending.

"There's a lot of issues that somehow need to be worked out. The drivers definitely need to drive safer through here, " said PJ Elkins, a neighbor who lives down the street from the house that was hit by the car.

He said when he heard the sirens and looked out the window it was like deja vu all over again.

"I was like uh, really? I knew it wasn't the first time that happened. Something similar happened about a year or two ago, " Elkins said.

He said he's gotten all too used to seeing people race up and down the streets of his neighborhood full of kids.

"I see kids playing out all the time and you have to stop for them. They don't even care to look for people coming they just go out and play, " explained Elkins.

He worries that those unassuming kids could be a victim of reckless driving, and he's tired of having to look out for his own safety due to the carelessness of others.

"I think what it could be is people don't see a speed limit sign and they think, 'Oh! There's no speed limit!' Well guess what? There's a speed limit through here. It's 25 miles per hour, " Elkins said.

Elkins said he hopes Tuesday's events will be a wake up call to all drivers. He said he doesn't want to come home and see a similar scene ever again.

"Drive safely, folks. You hear that all the time. That applies in this neighborhood, " warned Elkins.

There was no one living at the house involved in the accident. Neighbors said it has been vacant for over a decade.

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