Couple suffers minor injuries in house crash

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Pinellas Park police are investigating an accident involving a car that crashed into a vacant home.

Police say 75-year-old William Shemela was driving Saturday night when he tried to make a U-turn to avoid traffic from a holiday parade. He then lost control of the car, jumped the curb and then crashed into the home.

Shemela and his 75-year-old wife, Barbara, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The house was being renovated and no one was inside at the time of the accident.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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