A sports utility vehicle crashed into a historic house in downtown Palo Alto Friday afternoon in an apparent hit-and-run collision. No one was hurt.
The vehicle, a Nissan Murano, was heading west on Forest Avenue at about noon when another vehicle, which was going south on Cowper Street, crashed into it, said Imelda Landeverde, the Nissan's driver.
The Nissan, which was also occupied by Landeverde's husband and 10-month-old daughter, then ran over the curb, cut through the front lawn and hit The Downing House at 706 Cowper St., in the University South neighborhood.
Landeverde said the other vehicle apparently ran a stop sign before hitting her car. The driver of that car did not stop after the collision, she said.
All three occupants were able to exit the vehicle without assistance.
"My first thought was just to make sure my daughter is alright," Landeverde said.
Fire Department officials were inspecting The Downing House for damage Friday afternoon.
Police at the scene declined to answer questions.