A Marietta woman escaped serious injury after her car knocked out a portion of a wall in the American Producers Supply warehouse building on Third Street in Marietta around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Sharon Johnson, 71, was just pulling away from the drive-thru window at the Rite Aid Pharmacy, directly across Third Street from the warehouse, formerly the home of Rampp Corp., when her 2007 Ford Five Hundred suddenly accelerated, according to Marietta City Police.
The vehicle surged across the roadway and into the American Producers lot before crashing through the left wall of the wood-framed warehouse and coming to rest in the middle of the building's garage door entrance.
SAM SHAWVER The Marietta Times
A Marietta woman was treated and released from the Marietta Memorial Hospital emergency room after the 2007 Ford Five Hundred she was driving crashed into the American Producers Supply warehouse building in the 100 block of Third Street Wednesday afternoon.
"Somehow the car crossed the street without hitting another vehicle and crashed into the warehouse," said Marietta Officer John Hanson.
He said Johnson was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital by a city fire and rescue unit where she was treated and released at the hospital emergency room.
"There were no other vehicles involved, and no other injuries," Hanson added. "Alcohol was not a factor, but the incident is still under investigation."
In addition to the Third Street accident, Marietta Police reported another vehicle crashed into the Warren's IGA grocery building on Muskingum Drive just after 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Store manager Mike Morrison said no one was injured, but a large front window was broken and the front wall of the building was substantially damaged.
Additional information about that accident was not available from city police on Wednesday evening.