Car slams into Bradenton home after driver suffers a medical episode

A Bradenton home was being boarded up Sunday afternoon, after an uninvited guest came barreling into the garage. "I tried to call her attention and say, 'Hello, Stop!' You know, but no. She wasn't responding," said neighbor Paco Martinez, who witnessed the crash. Police say an elderly woman had a medical episode while driving along Southern Parkway. She first veered off the road on one side, knocking down a mailbox then plowing through some bushes. Wendi McIlvain had just pulled into the driveway of her house when she saw the whole bumper of her red Ford Mustang laying in the front yard. Then other neighbors watched as the car kept on driving down the street, crossing over the median going the wrong way down the other side of the road. "She missed palm trees coming in. She missed trees going out. It's just a miracle that no one was hurt," said McIlvain. But the driver's detour wasn't done. She clipped the side of one home, damaging a bench and the gutters. Her car finally stopped after she slammed into the garage of the next home down. "It was like a bomb, you know, when I heard that noise," Martinez said. Martinez and his daughter Sara ran to the house to help and called 911.

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