WATERVILLE — No charges were filed in an accident Saturday in which a woman backed a car into a house on Carver Street, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to both the house and her car, according to police.

Brenda Houston, 63, of Oakland, was not injured in the accident, nor were the occupants of the house, according to Deputy police Chief Charles Rumsey.

Police on Saturday said the driver of the Toyota sedan apparently confused the gas with the brake pedals, causing the car to crash into a room of the house.

Rumsey said Monday that the house is owned by Seton Village Inc., which is owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. He would not release the names of the people living in the house but said no one was injured in the accident.

A neighbor said right after the accident that the residents were not in the room when the car crashed through the wall, destroying the couch on which they had been sitting moments earlier.

Rumsey said damage to the car and property was significant.

“Between the damage to her car and damage to the building — many thousands (of dollars),” he said.

He said police wrote an accident report and forwarded it to the state.

The house at 2 Carver St. is part of Seton Village, a complex of 140 affordable homes for seniors located to the south of Kennedy Memorial Drive.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17

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