Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS, Fire and Police responded to reports of a single vehicle that had struck a house in the 5100 block of 2nd Avenue just after 7:30 a.m.
Fire and EMS were already on scene when Police arrived to speak with the female driver of the vehicle.
The woman told officers her brakes failed so she turned to drive across an open field area where she eventually struck the house. The house was not occupied at the time.
The driver was not hurt and was not transported to the hospital. However, she did not possess a driver’s license and the vehicle’s inspection had expired.
She was not arrested at the scene, but charges are pending.
Fire ensured the gas connection to the house was turned off. PLI was not called to inspect the integrity of the structure.