Car crashes into Canton home
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November 06, 2013 12:00 AM | 3085 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police say after Tylor James Curl, 21, of Canton, lost control of his car Monday afternoon, he plowed into a home on Marietta Road, doing damage to the porch and leaving him shaken.
Police say after Tylor James Curl, 21, of Canton, lost control of his car Monday afternoon, he plowed into a home on Marietta Road, doing damage to the porch and leaving him shaken.
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The driver took out a mailbox, a Canton City Council campaign sign and the stop sign at Cartersville Street
The driver took out a mailbox, a Canton City Council campaign sign and the stop sign at Cartersville Street
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CANTON — A Canton man said he looked down at his car radio for a few seconds Monday before losing control of his car and slamming into a house near downtown.

Tylor James Curl, 21, was driving down Marietta Road near Cartersville Street at about 3:15 p.m. when he lost control of his Hyundai Sonata and it turned on its side, sliding uncontrollably toward the house, police said.

The car took out a mailbox, a Canton City Council campaign sign and a stop sign before it plowed into the house’s front porch.

Curl wasn’t seriously injured and got out of the car to sit in the yard as Canton Police and the Canton Fire Department worked the scene.

“Tell the kids not to look at the radio,” he said. “I looked down for five seconds.”

The owner of the home, Carolyn Perry, said everyone was lucky the accident wasn’t any worse.

“I’m just so glad the young man is OK,” she said standing in her front yard Monday. “The house can be repaired. The car can be repaired.”

He was charged with driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain lane, Canton Police spokesman Pacer Cordry said.

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