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Car Crashes into Home Near Scott Elementary

A vehicle ran over two mailboxes before driving into the side of a home on Sheffield Road in south Naperville Tuesday afternoon.

A vehicle ran over two mailboxes before crashing into the side of a home just a few blocks from Scott Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. 

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The car appeared to have been traveling westbound in the 500 block of Sheffield Road when it hit two mailboxes, drove across the lawn of a neighboring home and then slammed into the side of a garage at 512 Sheffield Rd. 

The car drove through the side of the garage, shattering a window of the home and hitting another vehicle parked inside the garage. 

It is unknown at this time whether the driver sustained any injuries or how many occupants where inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. Estimated damage to the home is also not known.

According to reports, police were dispatched to the scene around 12:46 p.m. Within an hour, crews had already left and a tow truck was towing the vehicle away from the scene.  

Patch will provide more updates as they become available.

Albert Gazalooch January 23, 2013 at 07:37 AM
NRA's fault!
H.I. McDunnough January 23, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Rumor on the street is the driver swerved to avoid hitting a coyote.
karen johnson January 23, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Showing your intelligence!
Buford Pusser January 23, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Ya right. Going to fast to end that far off the roadway and into the house. Speeding and texting!!
MommyOf3 January 28, 2013 at 12:20 AM
I'm surprised there aren't more details yet....any updates Patch??? My children attend Scott School, so I'd like to know the nature of an accident that took place in the neighborhood during school hours. Texting? Speeding? DUI? Coyote? Teenager? Senior Citizen? Distracted mom? PLease update soon, thanks!

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