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Car crashes into Newport News Subway causes damage, no injuries

A driver ran her car into the front, right window of the Subway at 758 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News after pulling into a parking space.

Dispatchers said they received the initial calls about the accident just after 2:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported, but the impact bent the frame of the building, shattering the front window and pushing a drink machine several feet into the store.

Craig Davis, a Subway employee, saw the accident from behind the counter where he was preparing food.

“She just pulled up like anybody else and I saw her try to put the car into park. She stopped completely and then she must have put it into neutral and it just rolled forward,” Davis said. “She hit the frame of the building and then the glass just shattered on the inside.”

The driver pulled out of the Subway immediately and parked on the right side of the building to await the arrival of the Newport News fire and police departments.

“She just backed right up nonchalant, and parked on the side of the building, came inside and said she was sorry. It was just an accident,” Davis said.

The driver, a 54-year-old York County woman, told police she pulled into a parking spot, and, for reasons she could not explain, was unable to move her foot to the brake pedal, Newport News police spokesman Lou Thurston said in an email. 

The woman was not charged in connection to the incident, he said.

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