Underage driver crashes into animal hospital

January 2, 2008 6:47:08 PM PST
An accident in the El Verano area of unincorporated Sonoma County today ended with a 15-year-old girl crashing a 2000 BMW into an animal hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident was reported at about 1:20 p.m. near the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Arnold Drive, according to the CHP.

The girl tried to make a U-turn but went too wide and crashed into the hospital, CHP Officer Jaret Paulson said.

She was not injured but was transported to an area hospital as a precaution because of her age, Paulson said.

The CHP is not releasing her name pending further investigation, Paulson said.