Crime, Fire + Courts

Car slams into open Woodland business

By June 15, 2011

Employees of a Woodland business got a shock Wednesday when a car crashed into the storefront.

Police were dispatched at 12:19 p.m. to Check Max Plus, 11 Purity Plaza, in response to a silent robbery alarm. They arrived to find that a 1992 Toyota sedan had smashed through the glass and concrete entryway, Sgt. Dan Letamendi said.

No one was injured, though Letamendi said the 19-year-old female driver, her 21-year-old male passenger and three employees of the business appeared “visibly shaken.”

“As of this time an exact cause for the collision has not been determined; however, it appears the driver may have inadvertently stepped on the gas pedal versus the brake, thus sending the car over the … curb, across the concrete walkway and into the building,” Letamendi said.

Woodland firefighters and a city building inspector also responded to ensure the building was safe to occupy, Letamendi said. The crash remains under investigation.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected]

Lauren Keene

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