Saturday, August 17, 2013

Car Crashes Into Convenience Store

Window Shatters - Brick Wall Collapses As Car Hits Entrance

LAKEPORT, FL. -- 69-year old Angel Ramon Santiesteban of Lakeport suffered minor injuries after his 2002 Chevy Cavalier drove through a convenience store front.

FHP Trooper T. Parks said Friday at 2:53 p.m. the car was southbound in the parking lot of 735 State Road 78 East (Circle K convenience store) at Glades Count Road 721, when the driver failed to stop in the designated parking space north of the store entrance.

The Chevy then continued south over a parking lot barrier and onto the walkway of the establishment. As a result, the front of the car collided with the front entrance of the store. Collision impact shattered a window and forced a section of the convenience store's brick wall to collapse.

The front of the car then struck Kathy Ellis, 57 before coming to a stop. It came to rest partially inside the store and partially in the parking lot of the establishment. Ellis was working in the store at the time of the incident. She had minor injuries.

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