Van jumps pool, crashes into Orlando home

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ORLANDO, Fla. - A family is cleaning up a big mess after a woman crashed her van into their house Thursday morning.

Two young girls were in the back of the van when it launched over a fence and a pool before slamming into the home on Powers Drive.

Despite the damage, no one was injured.

"She couldn't stop. She was driving straight. She couldn't stop," said a friend of the driver.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the woman's van was hit by a car, causing her to lose control. Her daughters were in the back seat but all three walked away without a scratch.

Neither of the two men inside the house at the time of the accident were injured.

"Very lucky, but there's a lot of damage done to our property," said Laquan Braxton, who was in the house.

Braxton said he was standing in the living room when the van crashed into the house. He was just a few feet from where the van came to a stop.

"It sounded like a big explosion, a big explosion on our property," said Braxton.

It took crews about three hours to remove the van from the home.

Crews will have to board up the hole left by the van, but they said the house is structurally sound and the residents will be able to stay in their home.
   
WFTV learned that the driver of the vehicle that struck the van was issued a ticket, and did not have insurance.