Woman crashes car into UPS storefront
Published 9:30 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Employees and a lone customer at the Elizabethton UPS Store received a less-than welcome surprise late Monday morning.
Shortly after 11 a.m. Lena Ball, 75, 110 Bowers St., Johnson City, drove her 2014 Honda Civic through the glass store front of the business.
UPS Store owner Bill Taylor was inside with three other employees and one customer when the car crashed into the front of the business.
“Well, it scared everyone to death,” Taylor said. “We definitely weren’t expecting that.”
While everyone in the business was shaken up after the incident, no one was injured.
EPD Patrolman Robert Bradshaw said no charges would be filed in the accident. He said it appeared Ball had hit the gas pedal instead of the brake when pulling into the parking space in front of the store.
Taylor said no structural damage was evident to the store on an initial inspection.
“It looks like it just popped the glass store front right out,” he said.
Repairs on the store were expected to begin as soon as possible.