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MONDAY, AUG. 28, 2006, 12:22 P.M.

And you think you’re having a bad morning

"It was just an accident," said Billy Colleran, pictured above.

At about 9:30 a.m. he went to fetch some coffee for his buddy's girlfriend at the Starbucks near Pines and Sprague. Leaving the drive-thru with wallet and beverage in hand, Colleran mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake, he said. In a split second, the 18-year-old recent U-high grad and his black Chevy Corsica plunged through a cyclone fence and into a pit sizeable enough to obscure an oversized semi trailer.

Peter Barnes / Valley Connection

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.