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A driver in a Kia sedan, left, ran off 14th Street, jumped the curb, ran through an iron fence and into the historical Camron-Stanford House at Lakeside Dr in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, April 1, 2013. Luckily the car damaged just an outside storage area under the back stairs of the house. No one was injured. (Laura A. Oda/Staff)

OAKLAND -- A driver suffered minor injuries after crashing a vehicle into the historic Camron-Stanford House on Monday afternoon, police said.

Officers were called just after 3 p.m. to 1418 Lakeside Dr. for a report of a vehicle into a building, said Officer J. Moore.

When police arrived they discovered a car that had crashed into the historic home, Moore said. Near the car officers found a person sitting on the curb, complaining of pain to their foot.

What caused the crash was not immediately known on Monday.

The house is a 19th century mansion on Lake Merritt, according to its website. The house was once the private residence of five families instrumental in the development of the city of Oakland and the state of California. In the early 20th century it became the first museum in Oakland.

Bobbi Feyerabend, a landscape architect and a Camron-Stanford House Preservation Association board member, said the association recently received a grant to create a Victorian era garden, made up of plants that were available in the 1800s. The association had recently finished the garden and installed an irrigation system.

Feyerabend said the car ran over the garden, uprooted a newly planted tree and took out the irrigation system. The car came to rest in an outdoor storage area under a porch, but the house itself was not seriously damaged.



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