Elderly woman drives car atop an apartment complex in Bothell

Most people have never driven a car onto the top of a building. So for some bystanders, seeing an 84-year-old woman drive her car onto the top of a Bothell apartment complex on Monday afternoon was a bit surprising.

The woman was in the drive-through at the Chase Bank in downtown Bothell when she lost control of her car.

"She drove across the parking lot and through the fence," said Bothell Police Cpt. Denise Langford. "She went over the embankment. When she came to a stop, her back tires were in the parking lot and her front tires were on the top of the laundry facility of the apartment complex."

The apartment complex is across the street from Pop Keeney Stadium and next to the back of Seattle Home Appliance.

Langford said  the Bothell Police Department received the call at 2:45 p.m. and traffic enforcement responded to the accident. A tow truck had to be called in to remove the Hyundai from the scene.

"Luckily, there were not injuries in this case," said Langford.

The woman submitted to a blood draw to determine if she was intoxicated but the results of those tests have not been released. The only damage at the scene was to the fence and the car.

Langford said that these kinds of incidents are rare.

"I remember one several years ago when someone drove a car into their mobile home," said Langford. "You don't see this all that often."

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