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2/8/2013 4:25:00 PM
Car slams into Houser Shoes
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Photo by Michael W. Davis
Photo by Michael W. Davis
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Photo by Michael W. Davis

Brian King
Staff Writer

A car slammed into the front of Houser Shoes on Friday afternoon just before 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, taking out a sizable portion of the storefront.

According to officials with the Greenwood Police Department, a white Toyota Avalon was pulling into the parking lot of the store. The driver told police that the accelerator got stuck and she was unable to stop the vehicle before it slammed into the front of the store.

“It really took me by surprise,” said Brenda Easler, store manager at Houser Shoes. “I hope that everyone is alright.”

Officials say that both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were not complaining of any injuries, but were transported to Self Regional Healthcare by Greenwood County EMS as a precaution. No other injuries were reported.

Greenwood Police Department, Greenwood Fire Department and Greenwood County EMS responded to the scene.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Miss Rhonda

TO MR. LOPER...You Too Will Be ELDERLY one day. We are not as incompetant as you make us out too be.

Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Article comment by: Richard Loper

I work for Toyota and personally remember the damage done to our business after the gas pedal recall a few years back. NASA tested every vehicle involved in an accident and found no issues. So when an elderly driver points the finger at her car for an accident I do tend to be a little defensive.
The most important thing is that there was no one seriously hurt. Cars and shoes are replaceable.....people aren't.

Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Article comment by: Paul Stallings

The lengths some people will go to for a pair of shoes! This is just the sort of thing I expect to see at a One Day Only sale right before closing!

Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Davis

@Richard Loper - Who cares? This is a very interesting news story. No one has made any accusation against the car manufacturer that I can see. Feeling defensive, are you?

Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013
Article comment by: Richard Loper

This is a 2003 Avalon that has NEVER been in a recall. It has the old fashioned cable driven gas pedal. NOT the drive by wire version that was recalled on 2005 and higher models.
I hate seeing Toyota declared guilty until proven innocent AGAIN!

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