Driver taking off from traffic stop slams car into Pembroke Pines home

Nobody inside home injured; Driver of Mercedes-Benz arrested


PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A driver who fled from police during a traffic stop ended up slamming into a Pembroke Pines home early Wednesday, police said.

Pembroke Pines police Capt. Scott Carris said officers attempted to pull over a black Mercedes-Benz for speeding in the 6300 block of Pembroke Road, but the driver sped away.

The car crashed a short time later into a house on Southwest Sixth Street near Southwest 71st Avenue.

Carris said it appears the driver lost control. The car ended up in a bedroom, but no one inside was injured.

"I don't know what to say anymore," homeowner Adele Fisher said.  

Fisher was left stunned after the driver of a Mercedes-Benz lost control and plowed right into her home of 25 years.

"I was sleeping and all of a sudden there's banging on the window and there's lights shining, flashlights shining, and they're trying to get me up, and I'm saying to myself, 'Who's trying to break into the house?'" Fisher said. 

Police were trying to make sure Fisher was OK. She said she was sleeping in a back room at the time of the crash and wasn't injured.

Pembroke Pines police identified the driver as Bradford Michael Crayton, 29, and his passenger as Brian Brown Lee. 


Following the crash, police arrested Crayton and took his passenger to an area hospital with minor injuries. 

Fisher is now forced out of her home because it was deemed unsafe to live in, but she's still maintaining a sense of humor. 

"Yeah, I'm fine. Wait until my husband hears. He's going to be hysterical," she said.  

Fisher's husband was at a rehabilitation facility at the time of the crash.

Crayton is facing multiple traffic-related charges. 

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