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Driver distracted by balloons hits Topeka hotel

Published on -10/19/2012, 10:04 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A young Topeka driver distracted by balloons lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a hotel, narrowly missing a woman inside one of the hotel's rooms.

Topeka police say the helium balloons inside the car were obstructing 17-year-old Kelli Young's vision while she drove Thursday night. When she tried to push them out of the way, her SUV crashed through a perimeter fence, a fire hydrant and hit two vehicles in the parking lot of the Value Place hotel.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/QwfnuU ) Young's vehicle eventually ended up halfway into hotel room.

Twenty-eight-year-old Michelle Williams of El Dorado was staying in the room. She says the vehicle stopped about 3 inches from her.

No one was injured. Charges have not been filed.

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