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Police: Driver hits gas, not brake, crashes into home

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Police in Kannapolis are investigating after a driver of a SUV crashed into the side of a home on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Kannapolis police, officers were joined by Kannapolis firefighters at a home along West A Street.

A Lieutenant with Kannapolis police told WBTV that the driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake as they were making a turn.

Police say the SUV then hit an incline, launched into the air, and was about 6 feet off the ground when it hit the home.

The driver of the SUV, Phillip Castro, Jr., 51, had just left work before the crash. He suffered minor injuries, police said.

Castro, who only had a learner's permit, was charged with No Operator's License and a Safe Movement Violation.

Officials told WBTV there was $1,500 worth of damage to the SUV, and $40,000 worth of damage to the home.

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