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SUV crashes into Super Shoes in West Manchester Twp.

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

No one was hurt when an SUV crashed through the front windows of the West Manchester Township Super Shoes and lurched into the store, a fire official said.

West Manchester Township firefighters were called to the shoe store at 2043 W. Market St. at 9:53 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, according to township Fire Chief Clif Laughman.

West Manchester Township Fire Chief Clif Laughman said no one was hurt when an 86-year-old New Salem woman crashed her SUV into Super Shoes on West Market Street about 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

 

An 86-year-old New Salem woman was driving the Honda SUV, he said.

"She was trying to park and instead of hitting the brakes, she hit the accelerator," Laughman said. "The vehicle went through the front of the building and three-quarters of the way into it."

The front counter and cash registers at Super Shoes are at the front of the store, and there was significant damage to that area, the fire chief said.

Thankfully, he said, store employees weren't standing behind the counter — they were out in the store doing restocking, according to Laughman.

"They were very lucky," he told The York Dispatch. "There could have been significant injuries."

West Manchester Township Fire Chief Clif Laughman said no one was hurt when an 86-year-old New Salem woman crashed her SUV into Super Shoes on West Market Street about 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Laughman estimated it could cost $20,000 to $30,000 to repair the damage and replace the large glass windows.

Township firefighters helped a tow-truck operator extract the SUV from the store, Laughman said.

It was teetering on a wall, so crews used equipment to raise it up enough to allow the tow truck to pull it outside, according to the chief.

No one answered the phone at Super Shoes about lunchtime Friday.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.