MEDFORD, 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.