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Car crashes into Cary store

Posted July 19
Updated July 20

— A car plowed through the front of a store at the Cary Towne Center mall on Wednesday, police said.

A 71-year-old woman hit the accelerator instead of the brake, sending her car careening into the Christopher & Banks clothing store at about 1 p.m., police said.

Neither the woman nor anyone inside the store was injured.

"All I heard was a loud boom," said Linda Nekindinga, manager of the Talbot's store next door. "I first thought it was a kid banging on the window. I didn't think anything of it until there were fire trucks in front of our outdoor entrance, and that's when we knew something serious had happened."

Nekindinga said she would like to see some concrete barriers put in place around the mall to ensure similar accidents don't occur in the future.

Building inspectors were expected to check for any structural damage to the building.

No charges will be filed against the driver.

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  • Andrew Stephenson Jul 19, 11:01 p.m.
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    Looks like the IKEA groundbreaking my have just been kicked off a bit early.