Vehicle Hits Building in Mishap

A vehicle crashed into a building Thursday afternoon in Meridian.

The driver of a Toyota Venza hit the side of The Medical Store at 19th Avenue and 14th Street.

The driver says the vehicle accelerated on its own.

"I pulled into the parking space and I put my foot on the brake," said driver, Carol Moffett. "And when I got ready to put it in park, it just lunged forward, just like it was out of control or something. Scared me real bad. Something happened to it, definitely."

"The vehicle is not involved in a sticky pedal recall, so we don't know exactly what happened," said Neil Johnson, general manager of John O'Neil Johnson Toyota. "And until I get a chance, which I haven't had the chance yet to speak to the customer, I won't know where to go to look. But the vehicle the driver was driving was not involved in the sticky pedal recall. It was involved in a floor mat recall. But the floor mat is secured properly in the vehicle, as it should be."

The car's front end was cracked but the building did not appear to have been damaged.

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