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Van crashes into house
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A woman watches as firefighters remove what’s left of her garage doors after she drove into her house. Authorities are investigating the accident. - photo by Jim Dean
Carl Caballes was on his couch Thursday afternoon when he was moved 10 feet from where he had been sitting.

The 18-year-old said neither he nor his mother were injured when her 2007 Toyota Sienna crashed through the garage and wall that separated the rooms at their home on Berryhill Road off Haw Creek Circle.

“All she said was she was pushing on the brakes and nothing happened,” he said.

A Forsyth County Sheriff’s report shows Mary Caballes told authorities she was pulling into her downward sloping driveway when the van accelerated.

The van then struck her son’s vehicle and continued through the garage doors and into the house, the report said.

The Forsyth County Fire Department also responded to the wreck and helped remove the vehicle from the structure.

Sheriff’s Capt. Frank Huggins said it was not clear if the van crashed because of how it had been assembled.

Huggins said he did not think there had been any wrecks in Forsyth involving Toyotas due to manufacturing problems.

Toyota has recalled about 8 million vehicles in recent months for various issues, including faulty gas pedals.

According to information published online by Toyota, Siennas made from 1998 to 2010 have been recalled in certain states for a spare tire carrier cable.

Georgia is not on that list.

Mary Caballes was not available for comment.

Her son said the power was off at their home as a result of the wreck, so the family stayed elsewhere.