An elderly female driver crashed her vehicle into the eastern (Eads Avenue) side of Dick’s Liquor store, 737 Pearl St., Monday afternoon (March 16). The vehicle also struck a city trash can decoratively coated with stone, which shattered on impact, causing a shard to strike a male pedestrian. Both the driver and the pedestrian were taken to the hospital and treated for their injuries and police believe both will recover. No other injuries were reported.
The driver was exiting the 76 gas station after a fillup. After proceeding slowly from the parking lot, police believe she intended to hit the brake and hit the accelerator instead.