Car Crashes into Medford Rite Aid

car crash rite aidMEDFORD, Ore. —     Shoppers at the Medford Rite Aid store were in for a surprise this morning when a confused driver crashed through the front glass panels of the building.

Medford Police said it happened just before noon at the Rite Aid in the Medford Center. They said a woman in her 70s accidentally drove her Oldsmobile through the front glass panels of the store. They said she may have been stepping on the gas pedal when she meant to step on the brake.

No one in the store was hurt, and neither was the driver, although she was taken to the hospital for a routine evaluation.

“These happen every once in a while, generally in front of a store, where someone makes the mistake of accelerating instead of breaking or they’re in drive instead of reverse,” said Medford Police Chief Tim George.

The Rite Aid remained open after the crash, but an outdoor plant display was destroyed. That area has been taped off.

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  1. concerned citizen says:

    They really need to test the elderly more often than eight yrs to renew their license. My husband works with the elderly on a daily basis and is required by law to report if he feels they could be a dangerous on the road. Believe me he does it and readily checks his fathers’ ability.

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