Child unhurt after sending car into building in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — No injuries were reported after authorities said a 6-year-old drove a car through an uninhabited apartment Friday in Winston-Salem.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that it occurred around 6 p.m. on Bruce Street in the Skyline Village community.

Police said the child was not injured and was able to get out of the car before it hit the building.

Police said the child was playing in a 1983 Toyota Camry that was parked in a parking lot. They said the car was turned off and no key was in the ignition.

The car reportedly shifted into neutral and began to roll forward, picking up speed as it went down a grassy hill.

Authorities said it then hit the empty apartment at 1540-D Bruce Street, causing $12,000 in damages. They said they determined the car’s gear shift was defective.

Source: The Winston-Salem Journal.