Friday, November 7, 2008 – updated: 5:52 pm EST November 7, 2008
MONTVERDE, Fla. -- A teenager trying to help out her mother who's in a wheelchair left a giant hole in the side of her house. The 14-year-old girl was driving the family car when she accidentally drove it right into the house on Arabian Way in Montverde.
The girl was driving the car around the house to pick up her wheelchair-bound mother when she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and drove right through what used to be a sliding glass door.
"And the car just continued on and hit the front door and glass everywhere," Grant Duncan said. "Close call!"
Despite the damage to his home, Duncan is thankful because his wheelchair-bound wife is still alive.
"When the car hit the wheelchair, it spun it around instead of knocking it over and, of course, the car came through at an angle. If it would have come straight through, it would have crushed her," he said.