NORTHFIELD — A woman driving a black pickup caused extensive damage to two cars and barely missed the house they were parked alongside of Wednesday.

The driver was traveling east on Dolphin Avenue about 5:30 p.m. when her Chevrolet Silverado moved to the right and hit a parked 2008 Chevrolet Uplander minivan and a GMC Jimmy SUV, said Mary Carson, who was in the house with her son and daughter when the accident happened.

Police could not be reached Wednesday night to identify the driver or to detail what violations she might be facing.

“It’s a bad intersection. Luckily, we have been very fortunate over the years,” said Ray Carson, Mary’s husband, who was cleaning up after the cars were towed away. “Luckily, no one was hurt.”

The driver did not appear to be seriously hurt as she was taken from the scene of the accident to her home and not to the hospital, Mary Carson said.

Right before the accident happened, Mary Carson stopped her son, Kenneth Carson, 22, from leaving the house. If she had not delayed him, she believes he would have been walking to his vehicle, entering his vehicle or in the Jimmy when the Silverado hit it, Mary Carson said.

If Kenneth Carson’s SUV had not been parked at the side of the house when the accident happened, Mary Carson believes the Silverado would have hit her house.

Tread marks from the Silverado’s tires were embedded in the green grass lawn on the side of the Carsons’ house.

Police diverted traffic while the driver’s car and Kenneth Carson’s were towed away. The front end of Mary Carson’s Uplander, which was the first vehicle hit, looked like it was destroyed, but because it was in a parking space and not in the street, it was not towed.

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Twenty years as a staff writer in the features department, specializing in entertainment and the arts at The Press of Atlantic City.

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