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A car crashes into a Cape Coral home, knocking out cable and internet services

Posted: 8:32 PM, Jul 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-21 13:54:57-04
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A car crashed into a Cape Coral home on Trafalgar Parkway and SW 6th Avenue, leaving a neighborhood without cable and internet access on Saturday.

Cape Coral Police haven’t confirmed yet, but witnesses told Fox 4 the driver appeared to be a teenager driving about 90 miles per hour, before he crashed into the home Saturday. Autumn Foster lives next door to the crash and said the driver looked a little dazed but was able to walk after the crash.

“He just sat there until the police and the ambulance got there and they helped him out. And he walked. Luckily he walked out of the vehicle,” said Foster.

The driver knocked down a cable box too disrupting cable and internet services for neighbors like Linda Cahill. She teaches eighth grade just a block away at Challenger Middle School. She said luckily no one got seriously hurt.

“I’m thinking it was a good thing school wasn’t in session, because kids walk home on that road. And it would make me worried for them,” she said.

The car left a significant amount of damage to the home, cracking the stucco at the front entrance. The City of Cape Coral left a note stating it’s too dangerous for anyone to use the front door until the damage gets repaired.

Pat O’Keefe lives across the street from the crash and said this isn’t the first time something like this has happened here.

“I’ve replaced two mailboxes, where people have cut the corner too much, and didn’t stop,” said O’Keefe.

Foster said she has a recommendation for everyone driving on Trafalgar Parkway.

“We just all kind of need to slow down around here,” she said.

Lambert Cable Splicing crews spent the day replacing the cable box. They said neighbors can expect to have service again by Saturday tonight.