Driver crashes SUV into neighbor's apartment

Driver crashes SUV into neighbor's apartment
The driver said she hit the gas instead of the brake as she arrived home Thursday.

SALEM, Ore. - A driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake as she arrived home at her apartment complex, sending the SUV she was driving up over the curb and into a neighbor's apartment Thrusday afternoon.

Deputies cited 32-year-old Viviana Alverez Birruette of Salem for driving without a license.

Birruette told deputies she hit the gas instead of the brake as she pulled into a spot at the Silverpark Apartments in northeast Salem, where she lives.

Her 2002 Ford Explorer broke through the exterior wall of a first-floor apartment. Two people were inside the apartment at the time but escaped injury, deputies said. Birruette was not injured.