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None hurt as car charges into Apex battery store

Posted December 6, 2013

— A car drove through the front of a Batteries Plus store in Apex Friday morning.

The white Honda Civic smashed through a window and was entirely inside the store at 2147 Ten-Ten Road.

Police Chief John Letteney said a woman was parking and accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake.

Neither the driver nor her passenger were hurt, Letteney said. People were in the store, but no one was near the front when the car hit, he said.

The store remained open despite the damage, according to the owner.


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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Dec 6, 2013

    NoTimeForStupidity - "...but it's obvious she should be made to surrender her license."

    Why is this obvious?

    She should surely be tested for drug and alcohol use, but otherwise, this may be just an accident any of us could have.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Dec 6, 2013

    Blessed to know no one was hurt.

    Does this mean a drive thru is now open there? Would be soooo convenient.

  • WralCensorsAreBias Dec 6, 2013

    She's very lucky she didn't kill people, but it's obvious she should be made to surrender her license. Hope her insurance is paid up.

  • TriangleMommy Dec 6, 2013

    I guess they don't teach you which one is the brake and which one is the gas pedal in drivers ed these days.
    I mean shouldn't you already be pressing the brake as you slowly ease into a parking space? When would the gas be needed at all?

  • mafiamic Dec 6, 2013

    Some are very lucky.I remember when my daddy used to charge into my room I always got hurt.

  • GravyPig Dec 6, 2013

    Dang, got here too late. All the good jokes have been used up.

  • ncprr1 Dec 6, 2013

    man, all the comedians are out here today..

  • Pseudonym Dec 6, 2013

    Was it at least a Civic Hybrid that needed a replacement battery?

  • Obamacare for one and all Dec 6, 2013

    Early reports indicate the driver was distracted while attemptimg to retrieve an AC/DC CD which had fallen on the floor of the car.

  • bizarro Dec 6, 2013

    ha...good headline.