Two cars crash into Provo home

CALEB WARNOCK The Daily Herald on Sunday, April 27

PROVO -- The occupants of a Provo home were rendered homeless Saturday night after two cars hit the structure, partially collapsing a wall.

The drivers of two vehicles received only minor injuries after both vehicles collided with a house near 200 East and 200 North in Provo.

The occupants of the home, reportedly student renters, were not at home at the time of the accident, which happened at approximately 8:30 p.m., said Mike Mower, spokesman for Provo city.

A brown four-door sedan going northbound on 200 East failed to yield to a stop sign and collided with a blue SUV traveling westbound on 200 North. Both vehicles were forced into the side of the home upon impact, he said.

"There were minor injuries, but no one was taken to the hospital," he said. "The damage to the home is pretty extensive."

The outer wall of a bedroom was partially collapsed, he said. The home was an older home and the wall was made of stone, which had been pushed into the bedroom, causing further damage.

"They had to bring the building inspector down to make sure it was OK," he said. The occupants were not notified of the incident until nearly 10:30 p.m.; police reportedly told them the house was not safe to be occupied for the night.

No further information was available at press time as to the monetary estimate of the damage, or whether or not the home could be reoccupied today.