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Elderly driver hits Lindenhurst house

An elderly couple crashed their car into a Lindenhurst house on Sunday, but the couple was uninjured and the house was spared any major damage, according to Lindenhurst Fire Department officials.

The driver, an 86-year-old man, and his female passenger, 83, were traveling south on North Indiana Avenue, when the driver hit the brake instead of the gas, and jumped the curb, crashing into 41 N. Indiana Ave. at about 2 p.m., said Lindenhurst Fire Department Chief Michael McCloud.

"The two people were taken to the hospital, but they were released," McCloud said. "They were mainly being checked out because of their age. They were taken aback by the whole experience."

The home's residents were in their backyard when the accident occurred, McCloud said, and suffered damage to some shingles on the front of the house.

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