Elderly woman crashes car through 7-Eleven in Fairhaven

FAIRHAVEN, MASS. (WHDH) - Police said an elderly woman crashed her car through the front of a 7-Eleven store Wednesday.

Officers responded at around 10:30 a.m. to a report of a crash on Huttleston Avenue and found a Toyota Camry inside the store. An 84-year-old woman told police that she accidentally hit the gas pedal and accelerated forward, smashing through the wall. The crash shattered large glass windows and toppled racks of merchandise inside.

“All of a sudden, you just hear this big band,” said E.J. Petrini, who was working across the street when the crash happened.

The woman was not injured and nobody in the store was hit but the woman and a clerk were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The store will remain closed while crews work to clean up the damage.

“The safety and well-being of our 7-Eleven employees and customers are of the utmost importance. As always, we are working closely with authorities. The store will remain closed until it is deemed safe for 7-Eleven employees and customers,” the company said in a statement.

Police said the crash is under investigation.

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