Vehicle slams into Murrieta home displacing residents

MURRIETA – A vehicle slammed into a house in Murrieta, displacing its occupants and rupturing a natural gas line, authorities said today.

The SUV struck the front of the single-family dwelling in the 23700 block of Via Madrid around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 Murrieta Fire Department spokesman Matt Corelli told the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

Corelli said the driver suffered minor injuries, while the damage bill for the house was estimated at $25,000.

Corelli said city building and safety personnel decided the house was structurally compromised by the damage and was not safe for occupation.

There was no immediate indication from authorities if the driver would be charged.

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