Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Tuesday was not a good day for a Putnam County couple, whose car apparently slipped out of gear and ended up rolling across their yard, down a hill, and crashing. The sheriff's department says it happened on Castlebrook Drive about 7:30 Tuesday evening when a 1995 Nissan Altima apparently slipped out of gear and rolled down the hill, through the back yard and through a barbed wire fence. According to a report by Deputy Bo Sherrell, once the car went through the fence, it continued to travel downhill, through a field and then into a dry creek bed. The car then hit an embankment on the other side. Authorities say no one was in the vehicle at the time and no one was injured, but damage was extensive -- in part because there are several logs in the creek bed, and when the car hit one of them it flipped over. The owners say they had liability insurance on the car, but no coverage for collisions.