Jeep crashes into Clearwater home, driver and passenger flee

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — Clearwater police are looking for a driver who plowed into a Clearwater home on Saturday and fled, taking her passenger with her.

The incident happened around noon at 1333 Mary L Road.

Officials say an unidentified female driver was heading north when she lost control of her vehicle and slammed into the property of Christopher Bennett, who had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.

She hit a parked Ford van before running into a corner of the house. The two people inside the vehicle took off on foot and remain at large.

The homeowner was transported to Mease Dunedin Hospital to treat minor injuries.

Firefighters say the department’s Technical Rescue Team (TRT) was able to stabilize and the secure the home with shoring.

No other details were released. 

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